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Preserving the Faith

Appearance to the Disciples (Part 2)

Posted by Thaddaeus Luke 24: 35-48 The two disciples recounted what had taken place on the way, and how Jesus was made known to them in the breaking of bread.  While they were still speaking about this, he stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.”  But they were startled and

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Appearances to the Disciples

Posted by Thaddaeus John 20: 19-31 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.”  When he had said this, he showed them his hands

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The Resurrection

Posted by Thaddaeus Mark 16: 1-7   When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go and anoint him.  Very early when the sun had risen, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb.  They were saying to one another,

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Preparations for the Passover

Posted by Thaddaeus   Mark 14: 1; 12-16   The Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread were to take place in two days’ time.  On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, “Where do you want us to go and prepare for you

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The Raising of Lazarus

Posted by Thaddaeus John 11: 3-9, 17, 20-27, 33B-45   The sisters of Lazarus sent word to Jesus, saying,  “Master, the one you love is ill.”  When Jesus heard this he said, This illness is not to end in death, but is for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” 

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The Man Born Blind

Posted by Thaddaeus John 9: 1-41   As Jesus passed by he saw a man blind from birth.  His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”  Jesus answered, “Neither he nor his parents sinned; it is so that the works of God might be made visible through

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Cleansing of the Temple

Posted by Thaddaeus John 2: 13-25   Passover of the Jews was near, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.  He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves, as well as the money changers seated there.  He made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of the temple area, with

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The Transfiguration of Jesus

 Posted by Thaddaeus Mark 9: 2-10   After six days, Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no fuller on earth could bleach them.  Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses, and they were conversing

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The Temptation of Jesus

Posted by Thaddaeus Mark 1: 12-15 The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert, and he remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan.  He was among wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him.  After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: “This is the time of fulfillment. 

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The Cure of the Leper

Posted by Thaddaeus Mark 1: 40-45   A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said, “If you wish, you can make me clean.”  Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched him, and said to him, “I do will it. Be made clean.”  The leprosy left him immediately, and he was

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The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry

Posted by Thaddaeus Mark 1: 14-20   After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: “This is the time of fulfillment.  The kingdom of God is at hand.  Repent, and believe in the gospel.”  As he passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew

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The First Disciples

Posted by Thaddaeus John 1: 35-42   John was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.”  The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus.  Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, “What are you looking for?” 

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The Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord

Posted by Thaddaeus Matthew 2: 1-12   When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews?  We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.”  When King Herod heard

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The Lord’s Prayer

Posted by Thaddaeus Background:  On December 3, 2017, the French Church changes the text and translation of the Our Father.  French Massgoers now say, “Do not let us enter into temptation,” where they used to say, “Do not submit us into temptation.”  In English, we say, “Lead us not into temptation.”  When asked about the

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The Lord’s Prayer

Posted by Thaddaeus Background:  On December 3, 2017, the French Church changes the text and translation of the Our Father.  French Massgoers now say, “Do not let us enter into temptation,” where they used to say, “Do not submit us into temptation.”  In English, we say, “Lead us not into temptation.”  When asked about the

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The Annunciation

Posted by Thaddaeus Luke 1: 26-38   The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary.  And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with

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The Second Testimony of John the Baptist

Posted by Thaddaeus John 1:6-8, 19-28   A man named John was sent from God.  He came for testimony, to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him.  He was not the light, but came to testify to the light.  And this is the testimony of John.  When the Jews from Jerusalem

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The First Testimony of John the Baptist

Posted by Thaddaeus Mark 1: 1-8   The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God.   As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way.  A voice of one crying out in the desert: “Prepare the way of

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Be on the Alert

Posted by Thaddaeus Mark 13:33-37   Jesus said to his disciples: “Be watchful! Be alert!  You do not know when the time will come.  It is like a man traveling abroad.  He leaves home and places his servants in charge, each with his own work, and orders the gatekeeper to be on the watch.  Watch,

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The Judgment of the Nations

Posted by Thaddaeus Matthew 25: 31-46 Jesus said to his disciples: “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him.  And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the

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