transfiguration & transubstantiation

Transfiguration and transubstantiation are two words with the same prefix. Both describe religious mysteries that are difficult for us to understand. This coming Sunday we celebrate the transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain where Moses and Elijah also put in appearances. There are a couple of related words deriving from …

take away the sin of the world

That Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world stands as a key concept in  Christianity. This week we enter the season of Lent and begin the period of preparation for celebrating the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus at Easter. During this time, we focus …

purification

In this Sunday’s reading from the Gospel According to Mark, Jesus cleanses a leper by touching him. The Greek language that describes …

synagogue

In this week’s reading from the Gospel According to Mark, we see that the synagogue was one of the major places where Jesus …

prophet

In this Sunday’s reading from the book of Deuteronomy, Moses tells the people that he will raise up a prophet “like him” …

Gospel

In this week’s reading from the Gospel According to Mark, Jesus begins proclaiming his positive message for humanity. The idea of the gospel …

immorality

In reading from the First Letter to the Corinthians, Paul warns the Corinthians against a particular sin of the body translated in …

Epiphany

This week we celebrate the Epiphany as a part of the Christmas season. During this solemnity, we contemplate the three magi coming …

Happy Christmas

In recent years, there’s been considerable controversy over the vocabulary we as practicing Christians should use during this season. Should we say …

Gaudete Sunday

This Sunday, we celebrate the third Sunday in Advent, which also commonly is referred to as Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete Sunday and the fourth …