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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 over and over and it speaks to us in a different way.  It is like a white

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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.  She was now eighty-four years old and never left the Temple, serving

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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 attractive a smile and a kind word can be. Our Cortland,

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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 had said this, he showed them his hands

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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 fruit.  You are already pruned because of

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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 wolf snatches them and scatters them.  He flees

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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, “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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