Monthly Archives: April 2017

Thomas Sunday, April 23, 2017. Jn 20:19-29

The evangelist, John, records that Jesus said to Thomas, “Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” John’s Gospel was written around 100 A.D. when most of the eyewitnesses of Jesus’ public ministry and his post-resurrection appearances had died. Most of the Christians at that time had never seen Jesus either before or […]

Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017

Today we join the disciples in praising Jesus as the one who comes in the name of the Lord. He is our King and we cry out Hosanna! We rejoice today but this evening our tone turns somber. The next three days – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – and then all day Thursday are days of […]

Fifth Sunday of Great Fast, St. Mary of Egypt, April 2, 2017. Heb 9:11-14; Mk 10:32-45

This fifth Sunday of the Great Fast we commemorate St. Mary of Egypt. As you may recall from previous years, she was born around 453 A.D. and lived in Alexandria, Egypt. She was a prostitute who enjoyed her trade so much that she often didn’t charge her clients. In 482 A.D., at 29 years old, […]