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On Straying Humanity: Cyril of Alexandria on John 10

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

The Gospel for Misericordias Domini is John 10.11-16. St. Cyril of Alexandria comments on the image of mankind as wandering sheep, having fallen prey to two wolves, the devil and death. The following excerpt is taken from the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (InterVarsity Press): Humanity, having yielded to an inclination for sin, wandered away […]

The Third Sunday of Easter – John 10:11-16

Friday, April 24th, 2009

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit When the word “servant” comes to mind we think of someone who is willing to give up everything he or she has for the sake of what he or she is given to do. A shepherd fits the description […]

Additional Notes for Misericordias Domini – John 10:11-16

Monday, April 20th, 2009

An addition to the notes I published last year. Dom Prosper Gueranger, “The Liturgical Year” Divine Shepherd of our souls! How great is Your love for Your sheep! You give Your life to save them. The fury of wolves does not make You flee from us; You become their prey, that we may escape. You […]

Forgiveness (Quasimodo Geniti, Easter 1/2)

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Messiah Lutheran Church Kenosha, Wisconsin Quasi-modo Geniti (Easter 1 – April 19, 2009) John 20:19-31 For an audio MP3 of this sermon, CLICK HERE TITLE: “Forgiveness” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Our text for this Sunday is the Gospel of John […]

Hymns for Easter 3-7

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Third Sunday of Easter (Misericordias Domini) Ezekiel 34:11–16 1 Peter 2:21–25 John 10:11–16 Hymn of Invocation O little flock, fear not the foe (LSB 666) Hymn of the Day / Catechetical Hymn of the Week The King of love my shepherd is (LSB 709) Offertory Hymn Jesus, Thy boundless love to me (LSB 683) Hymns […]