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Preserving the Faith

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Part II)

The Shekinah Cloud February 5, 2019   Background:  Christianity is rooted in ancient Judaism.  Judaism is mystical in a spiritual way that is apparent to the senses and obvious to intelligence.  For this reason, Scripture can be read ...

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The Feast of the Presentation in the Temple

The Prophecy of Anna Saturday, February 2, 2019   Luke 2: 36-40 There was a prophetess also, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher.  Her days of girlhood over, she had been married for seven years before becoming a widow.  ...

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Moments of Grace

Last week we shared the sign that Fr. Ryan Adams has been using to attract people on the street to talk to a Catholic priest through their ministry at St. Anne's in Detroit. (The sign was created by Danielle Center.) It reminded me how ...

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Pentecost

Posted by Thaddaeus John 20: 19-23 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 ...

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The Vine and the Branches

Posted by Thaddaeus John 15: 1-8   Jesus said to his disciples: "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.  He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and every one that does he prunes so that it bears more ...

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The Good Shepherd

Posted by Thaddaeus John 10:11-18 I am the good shepherd.  The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.  He who is a hireling and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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