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“If need be we must even be prepared to face death for our neighbor’s salvation as did our Savior’s blessed disciples and those who followed in their footsteps”

“I give you a new commandment,” said Jesus: “love one another.” But how, we might ask, could he call this commandment new? Through Moses, he had said to the people of old: “You shall love the Lord your God with … Continue reading

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“The Theotokos was the first to see the Lord after the resurrection and she had the joy to hear his voice first”

The resurrection of the Lord is the regeneration of human nature. It is the resuscitation and re-creation of the first Adam, whom sin led to death, and who because of death, again was made to retrace his steps on the … Continue reading

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“The resurrection of the Son is a new creation to the whole world, and the world is new on account of it and hence it is beyond sufferings”

The resurrection of the Son is a new creation to the whole world, and the world is new on account of it and hence it is beyond sufferings. From His resurrection life reigned over mortals, and we have truly stripped … Continue reading

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“Up to the time of His Resurrection, the Lord taught about eternal life; but in the Resurrection, He shows us that He Himself is Eternal Life”

Men have condemned God to death; God, however, has by His Resurrection “sentenced” men to immortality. In return for their buffets, He offers embraces; for their insults, blessings; for death, immortality. Never have men shown such enmity for God as … Continue reading

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“Holy Communion is not only a proof of Christ’s love, it is also a guarantee of the enjoyment of the Kingdom of Heaven”

Knowing that the hour of His sacrifice had arrived, our Savior Jesus Christ wanted to leave us before His Passion a greater proof of His love. Therefore He established the great mystery of the Divine Eucharist. The revelation of this … Continue reading

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“The simple people believed Him in every respect, and did not keep their faith quiet, but began to preach His divinity by deeds and words”

The miracle performed on Lazarus openly proved the one who did it to be God. But whereas the people were convinced and believed, the rulers at that time, that is to say, the scribes and Pharisees, were so far from … Continue reading

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“You see then that the Lord does indeed pass sentence, but it is sin he condemns, not people”

“The scribes and Pharisees brought to him a woman who had been caught committing adultery.” Now the penalty of the law for adultery was stoning. It was, of course, unthinkable that any of the prescriptions of the law could be unjust, … Continue reading

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