Posts Tagged ‘Lord’

Transfiguration of the Lord 6 August 2018

The transfiguration of Jesus is an event reported in the New Testament when Jesus is transfigured and becomes radiant in glory upon a mountain. The Synoptic Gospels (Matthew 17:1–8, Mark 9:2–8, Luke 9:28–36) describe it, and the Second Epistle of Peter also refers to it (2 Peter 1:16–18). It has also been hypothesized that the…

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Ascension of the Lord 10 May 2018

The Ascension of Our Lord, which occurred 40 days after Jesus Christ rose from the dead on Easter, is the final act of our redemption that Christ began on Good Friday. On this day, the risen Christ, in the sight of His apostles, ascended bodily into Heaven (Luke 24:51; Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9-11). Like the…

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Annunciation of the Lord 9 April 2018

The feast of the Annunciation of the Lord celebrates Angel Gabriel’s appearance to the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:26-38) and his announcement that she had been chosen to be the mother of the savior of the world. Also being celebrated during this feast was Mary’s fiat, which means “let it be” in Latin—her willing acceptance of…

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Easter Sunday 1 April 2018

The Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection is celebrated at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 12:15 PM. Easter is the greatest feast in the Christian calendar. On this Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. For Catholics, Easter Sunday comes at the end of 40 days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving known…

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Feast of the Presentation of the Lord 2 February 2018

The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple is an early episode in the life of Jesus that is celebrated by the Church on the holiday of Candlemas. It is described in the Gospel of Luke of the New Testament in the Christian Bible. Within the account, “Luke’s narration of the Presentation in the Temple combines…

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Baptism of the Lord 8 January 2018

On January 9th, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Baptism of Our Lord. This brings to an end the season of Christmas. The Church recalls Our Lord’s second manifestation or epiphany which occurred on the occasion of His baptism in the Jordan. Jesus descended into the River to sanctify its waters and to give…

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Epiphany of the Lord 7 January 2018

The Solemnity of the Epiphany is celebrated either on January 6 or, according to the decision of the episcopal conference, on the Sunday between January 2 and January 8. This year, we celebrate on January 8th. The young Messiah is revealed as the light of the nations. Yet, as the antiphon for the Magnificat at…

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Christmas 25 December 2017

On Christmas Eve, we celebrate the “Children’s Mass” at 4:30 PM, and the “Midnight Mass” at 7:30 PM. On Christmas Day, we celebrate Mass at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural…

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Ascension of the Lord 25 May 2017

The Ascension of Our Lord, which occurred 40 days after Jesus Christ rose from the dead on Easter, is the final act of our redemption that Christ began on Good Friday. On this day, the risen Christ, in the sight of His apostles, ascended bodily into Heaven (Luke 24:51; Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9-11). Like the…

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Baptism of the Lord 9 January 2017

On January 9th, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Baptism of Our Lord. This brings to an end the season of Christmas. The Church recalls Our Lord’s second manifestation or epiphany which occurred on the occasion of His baptism in the Jordan. Jesus descended into the River to sanctify its waters and to give…

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Epiphany of the Lord 8 January 2017

The Solemnity of the Epiphany is celebrated either on January 6 or, according to the decision of the episcopal conference, on the Sunday between January 2 and January 8. This year, we celebrate on January 8th. The young Messiah is revealed as the light of the nations. Yet, as the antiphon for the Magnificat at…

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