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Thursday, April 7th. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St John 3:31-36.


Thursday of the Second week of Easter

7 April 2016

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 3:31-36.

The one who comes from above is above all. The one who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of earthly things. But the one who comes from heaven is above all.
He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony.
Whoever does accept his testimony certifies that God is trustworthy.
For the one whom God sent speaks the words of God. He does not ration his gift of the Spirit.
The Father loves the Son and has given everything over to him.
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever disobeys the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God remains upon him.

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DAILY MASS – Thursday 7 April 2016

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Thursday of the Second week of Easter

7 April 2016

Commentary of the day

Aphrahat (?-c.345),

monk and Bishop near Mosul
Expositions, no.6 (SC 349, p.394)

“God does not ration his gift of the Spirit”

If from one fire you light other fires in a great many different places, the first fire is not lessened in the least… It is just the same with God and his Christ: although they are one, yet they dwell within each of the great multitude of men. In the same way the sun is not a whit diminished in heaven because its power is poured out on the earth. How much greater, then, is God’s power, since it is by the power of God that the sun itself subsists…

     When it was a grievous burden to Moses to lead the camp alone, the Lord said to him: “I will take some of the spirit that is on you and will bestow it on the seventy elders of Israel” (cf. Nb 11,17). But when He took away some of Moses’ spirit and the seventy men were filled with it, was Moses deprived in any way? Did anyone notice that he had less spirit? Moreover the blessed apostle Paul also said: God distributed the Spirit of his Christ and sent it into the [New Testament] prophets (cf. 1Cor 12,11.28). But Christ was not in any way hurt by this, for his Father did not ration his gift of the Spirit.

  It is in this sense… that Christ dwells in faithful men. And he suffers no loss though He is divided among so many. For the Prophets received of the Spirit of Christ, each as much as he was able to bear. And today, too, it is the same Spirit of Christ who is poured forth upon all flesh so that sons and daughters, old men and youths, menservants and maidservants might prophesy (Jl 3,1; Acts 2,17). Something of Christ is in us, yet he is in heaven at the right hand of his Father. And Christ did not receive the Spirit by measure, but his Father loved him and delivered all things into his hands, and gave him authority over all his treasure… And also our Lord said: “All things have been handed over to me by my Father” (Mt 11,27)… And finally the apostle Paul said: “Everything will be subjected to Christ excluding the Father who subjected everything to him. When everything is subjected to him then he himself will be subjected to God his Father who subjected everything to him, so that God may be all in all” (1Cor 15,27-28).

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Thursday of the Second week of Easter

7 April 2016

Saint of the day

Bl. Sr Josaphata Hordashevska (1869-1919)

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Blessed Sr Josaphata Hordashevska
Religious
(1869-1919)

        The blessed Sr Josaphata Michaelina Hordashevska was the first member of the Sisters Servant of Mary Immaculate. In 1869, Michaelina Hordashevska was born in Lviv.

        At the age of 18, she decided to consecrate her life to God in a contemplative monastery of the Order of St Basil the Great, then the only Eastern-rite woman’s congregation. Then the Basilians decided to establish a woman’s congregation that focused on the active life, Michaelina was elected to be the first leader.

        When she agreed, she was sent to the Felician sisters to give her the experience of active paramonastic life. Michaelina took the name “Josaphata”, in honour of the Ukrainian martyr St Josaphat Kuntsevych. She was the first superior of the young sisters there, training them in the spirit and charisma of the Sisters Servants: »serve your people where the need is greatest”.

        At the age of 49 on April 7, 1919, she died amidst terrible suffering from bone cancer.

        She is buried in the generalate of the Sisters Servants in Rome. She was beatified by John Paul II on June 27, 2001.

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“Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.”

Mark 16:15-20

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“I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:20.

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He guides me in right paths
for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk in the dark valley
I fear no evil; for you are at my side
with your rod and your staff
that give me courage.

Psalms 23(22):1-3a.3b-4.5.6. 

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Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful

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