Weekly Gospel

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The Epiphany of the Lord According to Matthew

The Epiphany of the Lord is an infancy narrative, an account of magi from the East, observing a star and following it to meet a newborn king. The newborn king is Jesus, with Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem. The Magi arrive in Jerusalem to consult with King Herod and learn of the birthplace of the […]

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The Parable of the Prodigal Son

The Gospel of Luke contains the parable of the prodigal son. The religious authorities of Jesus’ day, the scribes and pharisees, are complaining that Jesus welcomes sinners and eats with them. Jesus tells a parable (or story) of a man with two sons. One of the sons, the younger one, asks his father for his […]

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The Fig Tree Gardener according to Luke

The Fig Tree Gardener is taken from the Gospel of Luke. Jesus tells a parable (or story) of a landowner who wants to eat figs from a tree on his land. The tree is not growing figs, even though the time is right for ripe figs to be harvested. The owner instructs his gardener to […]

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The Transfiguration of Jesus According to Luke

The Transfiguration of Jesus is an account of Jesus taking His disciples up the mountain to pray. While praying, Jesus’ clothing and appearance shine with a dazzling light. Moses and Elijah, two of the great leaders of the Jewish faith, appear and talk with Jesus. The disciples witness this magnificent change and offer to build […]

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The Temptation of Jesus According to Luke

The Temptation of Jesus is an account of Jesus entering the wilderness to fast and pray before He begins His public ministry. The devil appears and tempts Jesus three times to get Jesus to abandon His work of preaching, teaching and healing. Jesus refutes the devil each time, using God’s own Word to counter the […]

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