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Sermon for Misericordias Domini

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

One early Christian order, known as The Apostolic Constitution, includes the following prayer for the undershepherd’s faithfulness to the Good Shepherd: “Father, who knows the heart, grant that your servant whom you have chosen may feed your flock and exercise your sovereign priesthood without blame, serving you day and night.” The placing of the shepherd’s staff in the right hand of the newly ordained in the presence of the flock is going to serve teaches us a profound lesson about Christ and His great I AM statement, “I am the Good Shepherd.” The reason for existence of the church and its ministry is to feed the flock of God which He purchased with His own blood. And as Christ feeds His flock and exercises His priesthood through the pastoral office, He leads you beside the waters of baptism, He restores your soul in the word of absolution, and He feeds you at the table set with His true body and blood.

Misericordias Domini sermon 2011

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

A man named Jake Dacey was at Ground Zero in Manhattan last Monday, and was quoted in a USA Today story on the death of Osama bin Laden: “I understand a lot of people feel a lot of joy that this guy was brought to justice. I understand, but I feel more the sadness. It’s […]

Third Sunday of Easter

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Did you know that shepherds in the Holy Land once led their sheep by walking in front of them? To our ears, this seems wrong. If a shepherd wants to keep an eye on their flock and lead them […]

Lindemann on Misericordias Domini (Easter 3–Second Sunday After)

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

MISERICORDIAS DOMINI, THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EASTER This Sunday is generally known as Good Shepherd Sunday. We are still in the season that is entirely under the spell of the Easter Feast. After having taught us so many great and beautiful things of the Easter Lord and the Easter gifts He has brought us, the […]

Easter II – John 10:11-16

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Twice Jesus calls Himself the Good Shepherd in the six verses of today’s Holy Gospel. After He calls Himself the Good Shepherd, Jesus gives two examples of what makes Him the Good Shepherd. First, the good shepherd gives His […]