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Posts Tagged ‘Gospel According to Matthew’


 

 

“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Fourth Sunday of Advent

A reading from the book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 7:10-14)   Ahaz was the ruler of the kingdom of Judah at a time when Judah and other small nations were allied against the Assyrian Empire which was more powerful and certainly brutal. But Ahaz refused to be true to the coalition, so ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Third Sunday of Advent

A reading from the Book of the prophet Isaiah (Chapter 35:1-6a, 10)   This Sunday is called Gaudete Sunday, a day of rejoicing because of the great promise that we hear from Isaiah. The prophet addressed this message to the Jewish people in a time of terrible crisis: exile from their homeland, the ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Second Sunday of Advent

A reading from the Book of the prophet Isaiah (Chapter 11:1-10)   The prophets of Israel preached several massages, some hopeful and some judgmental, but all to awaken the people of Israel during hard times and give them courage. Here, Isaiah talks about a new leader, a future king. “The spirit of the ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: First Sunday of Advent

A reading from the Book of the prophet Isaiah (Chapter Chapter 2:1-5)   “In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills….For from Zion shall go forth instruction and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge ...
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Prayer: Easing Burdens

Dear God, I praise and thank you for Jesus who is your Word, your revelation. Please help me to open my heart, my mind, and my life to your truth and your way. Help me to accept my own burdens and to be willing to work toward easing the burdens of others. I believe my life will be ...
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Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

“And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, until it came and stopped over the place where the child was. They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did ...
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