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St Ephrem the Syrian – Nineteen Hymns on the Nativity of Christ in the Flesh.

Hymn 1 This is the day that gladdened them, the Prophets, Kings, and Priests, for in it were their words fulfilled, and thus were the whole of them indeed performed! For the Virgin this day brought forth Immanuel in Bethlehem. The voice that of old Isaiah spoke,[1] today became reality. He was born there who in writing should tell the Gentiles’ number! The Psalm that David once sang, by its fulfilment came today! The word that Micah once spoke,[2]  today had ... Read More »

“God has visited his people!” 3rd Sunday of Luke 7:11-16

The large crowd in today’s gospel were inspired to say: “God has visited his people!”(Lk 7:16). Now, we can say that there is only One who exists within us and around us, who exercises a different authority over the mystery of life, because “God has visited his people!” An insightful person will say: we are dying. But we can say, “God ... Read More »

THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST (6 August)

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS The Feast of the Transfiguration (Metamorphosis) of Our Lord Saviour, Jesus Christ, is one of the major events that took place within the travelling ministry of Christ, and is recorded within the gospels of Matthew (17:1-18), Mark (9:2-8), and Luke (9:28-36). Within the Scriptural narratives of all three cited gospels, the Transfiguration takes place immediately after the recognition ... Read More »

Sunday of the Myrrhbearing Women; Mark 15: 43 – 16: 8

This gospel refers to the greatness of the role of women for a better society. At the time that Christ’s disciples were waiting hidden in a secure place, “due to fear of the Jews”, we see a few women, the myrrh bearers, arriving courageously at Christ’s tomb without any fear for their lives. It was known to everybody that fanatical ... Read More »