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Saint Augustine on Lent 5 – John 8:46-59

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

How then were they children of Abraham, and not children of Abraham? [Jesus] shows that in the case of these men that they were both: they were children of Abraham, because of their birth; and they were not children of Abraham, because of the evil of diabolic deceit. So give ear then to our God […]

St. Cyril of Alexandria on Lent 3 – Luke 11:14-28

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through places without water. That this similitude is directed against the Jews Matthew has already told us where He says: So shall it be also to this wicked generation. For while they were in servitude in Egypt, living after the manners and customs […]

St. Ambrose on Lent 3 – Luke 11:14-28

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through places without water, seeking rest, and not finding. It cannot be doubted that this was said of the Jewish people, whom in the preceding words the Lord severed from His Kingdom. And from this we are to understand that heretics and schismatics […]

Notes for Trinity 24 – Matthew 9:18-26

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Trinity 24 is an odd duck. Unless you take the so-called “Michaelmas Skip” that is mentioned in The Lutheran Hymnal, you don’t preach on this pericope that often. The last time this pericope was used was November 18, 2007 and the next time we’ll see this pericope (Deo volente) is November 18, 2012. There is […]

Various Notes for Trinity 17 – Luke 14:1-11

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Pius Parsch, “The Church’s Year of Grace” …love of neighbor cannot be divorced from love of God. The Lord’s days is indeed holy, it can never, however, be desecrated through deeds of love done toward one’s fellow man. For every good act toward one’s neighbor is likewise a good act toward God. …Jesus is speaking […]


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