Good Friday Message

GOOD FRIDAY SOLEMN SERVICE In the Byzantine Rite this week is called ‘The Week of the Bridegroom’. Why? Because today Jesus presents himself as Bridegroom to finish the work He was sent from the Father to do. What is that? Well, Jesus says it in His last words, ‘It is...

Holy Thursday Homily

HOLY THURSDAY HOMILY I have spoken to you earlier about the manna and the paschal lamb and the blood.  Reread these homilies as they all come together in today’s liturgy. What strikes me in today’s Gospel reading is the reason for Jesus’ washing the disciple’s feet. ...

5th Sunday of Lent Homily

THE NEW PASSOVER AND THE BLOOD OF THE COVENANT                                                  I have been speaking through Lent on the Covenants God has made with us through history.  Each covenant was consecrated through a sacrificial offering.  Fruit and grain...