Tuesday in Holy Week, March 31, 2015

Today is Tuesday in Holy Week.  Our Gospel lesson is drawn from Mark 11:15-19, the story of Jesus cleansing the Temple. What is going on in this story must be carefully understood. So let’s read through it first, “And they came to Jerusalem. And Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out those who […]

The Church born from Blood and Water

St. John’s writes that when our Lord’s lifeless body hung on the Cross, a roman solider pierced His body with a lance:  “…when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and at once there […]

Jesus gave His apostles Authority!

On the day our Lord ascended into Heaven, forty days after His resurrection, Jesus left to His apostles the gift of His authority.  “And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name […]


Standing just inside the doorway immediately to your right you will see a beautiful stone baptismal font.  The baptismal font is the “womb of the Church.”  It is here at the font that one is re-born through water and the Holy Spirit. This explains our Lord’s teaching “Truly, truly, I say to thee, unless a man […]

A Christian reflects on death

The death of someone is most always experienced as loss.  When it is someone we are close to or is a loved one the loss is even greater.  Death has a deeply theological significance for Christians.  For Christians it is not only a time of loss and grief; it is also a deeply spiritual moment […]