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More Notes for Trinity 14 – Luke 17:11-19

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Blessed Martin Luther So there are three lessons for us in today’s Gospel: the first, on faith; the second, on the beautiful virtue of gratitude; and the third, on the virtue of patiently putting up with ingratitude. From the example of the faith of the lepers, we should learn to wait patiently, never allowing our […]

St. Peter Damian for Christmas Eve

Monday, December 21st, 2009

It is my parish’s custom to celebrate Divine Service at an earlier hour on Christmas Eve, reserving the later hour for Lessons and Carols. I’ll be using the propers for Christmas Eve in LSB (Isaiah 7:10-14; 1 John 4:7-16; Matthew 1:18-25). There now follows an excerpt of a homily by St. Peter Damian for Christmas […]

Notes for Advent 2 – Luke 21:25-36

Monday, November 30th, 2009

I encourage you to read Fr. Weedon’s study found under “Advent 2”. Here are some additional quotes from various sources. Church Fathers And then shall appear the signs of the truth; first, the sign of the spreading out in heaven, then the sign of the sound of the trumpet, and the third, the resurrection of […]

Trinity 23 Notes – Matthew 22:15-22

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Church Fathers Judea had lately become subject to the Romans under Caesar Augustus and when the census had been made of the (Roman) world, Judea had been made a tributary of Rome. And there was great division among the people; some saying they should pay the tribute in return for the peace and security the […]

Trinity 19 Notes – Matthew 9:1-8

Monday, October 12th, 2009

The outward cure of the paralytic was both the image and the proof of the cure of his soul, which previously had been in a state of moral paralysis; but he himself represented another sufferer, i.e., the human race, which for ages had been a victim to the palsy of sin (Dom Prosper Gueranger, “The […]