Palm Sunday


Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the holiest season of the liturgical year. Jesus triumphantly enters Jerusalem to the cheers of the crowd who hail Him as a King – “Lo, your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious is he, humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey” (Zech 9:9). In a matter […]

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Fifth Sunday of Lent


In the Gospel of St. John for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Jesus states at the end of the passage, “Unbind him, and let him go.” We know that Lazarus was entombed for four days and was wrapped in strips of cloth. Jesus wanted the gathered crowd to free him from these physical constraints. I believe that Jesus also wants His […]

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Second Sunday of Lent


In the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Lent (Mt. 17:1-9) we are presented with the Transfiguration which is all about transformation. In the presence of Peter, James, and John, Jesus “was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white.” In this event, we see the glory of God and a significant […]

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Fist Sunday of Lent


The First Sunday of Lent provides the perfect way to deepen our understanding of this sacred season. We find this in the first sentence of the Gospel: “Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” There are three parts to this statement. The first, is that Jesus is led by the Spirit. […]

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