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Second Sunday of Lent

Posted in Lent with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 28. February 2010 by zaK

+St Luke:

Just at this time some Pharisees came up, ‘Go away’ they said. ‘Leave this place, because Herod means to kill you .’  He replied, ‘You may go & give that fox this message: learn that today & tomorrow I cast out devils and on the third day attain my end. But for today & tomorrow and the next day I must go on, since it would not be right for a prophet to die outside Jerusalem.

the western wall

‘Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets and stone those who are sent to you! How often have I longed to gather your children as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you refused! So be it! Your house will be left to you. Yes, I promise you, you shall not see me till the time comes when you say:

Blessings on him + who comes in the name of the Lord!’

MLK & Gandhi-ji

*Psalm  27

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Last Sunday of the Epiphany

Posted in Epiphany with tags , on 14. February 2010 by zaK

His countenance was modified

+St Matthew: “Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain where they could be alone. There in their presence he became transfigured: his face shone like the sun and his clothes became as white as the light. Suddenly Moses and Elijah appeared to them ; they were talking with him.”

+St Mark: “Jesus took with him Peter and James and John and led them up a high mountain where they could be alone by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his clothes became dazzlingly white, whiter than any earthly bleacher could make them. Elijah appeared to them with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus.”

+St Luke: “He took with him Peter and John and James and went up the mountain to pray. As he prayed, the aspect of his face was changed and his clothing became brilliant as lightning. Suddenly there were two men talking with him; they were Moses and Elijah appearing in glory, and they were speaking of his passing which he was to accomplish in Jerusalem.”

+St John:

“Now the hour has come

for the Son of Man to be glorified.

I tell you, most solemnly,

unless a wheat grain falls to the ground and dies,

it remains only a single grain;

but if it dies

it yields a rich harvest.”