Mary, Mother of God (A) 1st January 2020

Dear friends in Christ, To all of you a very happy and blessed New Year, and a grace-filled feast of Mary, Mother of God. Today we honour Mary as the Mother of God. But how can a human person become the mother of her own Creator who is uncreated and eternal? Today’s Gospel reading shows…

JESUS, (English), The Childhood of Jesus

A week later, when the time came for the Baby to be circumcised, He was given the name Jesus and Joseph and Mary took the Child to to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord. In the temple there was a good and devout man who the Holy Spirit had promised would not die until…

Saint Spyridon Church (Corfu, Greece)

The Church of Saint Spyridon, considered the protector of Corfu was built in 1590 in the heart of Corfu Town, just behind the Liston Its distinctive red-dome bell tower, built in 1620, is the highest building in the town, being a landmark The exterior of the church is typical for the Venetian architecture The Saint…

Mary Visits Elizabeth | GCED | HeartFelt Bible Christmas

In those days Mary arose and went into the hill country with haste to a city of Judah and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. And she exclaimed…

Obey Jesus!

Hello. My message to you is: obey Jesus! Jesus said on multiple occasions, both explicitly and implicitly, that he had taught the teachings of God, and that his teachings are the teachings of God. To highlight a few instances out of the many times that Jesus taught this, he said, quote, for I have not…

Episode 7 | Baptism | Saint John the Baptist: From Birth to Beheading | National Gallery, London

Jenny, where better to begin this episode, which is thinking about baptism, than Salisbury Cathedral? Particularly Salisbury Cathedral, because it has this stupendous font that was installed recently in 2008. It’s the most stunning visual object. It’s extraordinary, because as you approach the font, the water is so still that it actually looks far more…

JESUS, (English), The Devil Tempts Jesus

When Jesus began His work, He was about 30 years old. He returned from the Jordan river full of the Holy Spirit, and was led by the Spirit into the desert, where He was tempted by the devil for 40 days. In all this time, He ate nothing. The devil said to Him; If you…