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    Easter Sunday & Aslan – Resurrection of the Lion

    This article uses Aslan, the central figure in the well-known story of C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, to illuminate the meaning of the resurrection of the Lord and the "deep magic" of God's plan of salvation celebrated on Easter....

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    He’s no Ghost – Easter and the Gnostic Gospels

    On the first Easter, the Risen Lord makes clear to his frightened disciples he not a ghost or specter and in so doing shows why the gnostic gospels are bogus and did not make it into the Bible....

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    Oh Ye of Little Faith – Doubting Thomas

    Eight days after Easter, Thomas the Doubter has an encounter with the Risen Christ that makes him a believer and even more, an apostle or ambassador who will bring the gospel to an unbelieving world. That should give us hope that he will do the same with us....

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    Is Jesus, the Good Sheperd, the Only Savior? – 4th Sunday of Easter B

    The image of Jesus as the Good shepherd is a comforting one in the minds of many.  But many of those who first heard Jesus describe himself in this way were deeply disturbed.  For it seems that Jesus is setting himself up as only true Shepherd and savior.  People still find this claim disturbing....

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    Divine Mercy Sunday and the Sacrament of Mercy

    Divine Mercy Sunday or the Octave of Easter presents us with one of the most famous of gospel stories -- the story of Doubting Thomas. But it shows us how and when the sacrament of penance and reconciliation (aka "Confession") was instituted by the Lord Jesus Christ -- and why....

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    Doubting Thomas, Justice & Divine Mercy

    The story of Doubting Thomas shows us that even apostles live, not by justice, but by Divine Mercy. That's why this story is always the subject of the gospel on Divine Mercy Sunday, the Octave of Easter....

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    Celebrating Easter – the Octave & the Season

    Easter is not a day but a season: the octave which is eight days of high celebration beginning on Easter Sunday followed by 42 more days of rejoicing concluding on Pentecost. Here are some ideas for a fitting and fruitful celebration of the joy of Eastertide....

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    Real Presence & Eucharist in the Early Church – Cyril

    This reading on the real presence of Christ's body and blood in the Eucharist as it was taught in the Early Church is by Cyril, bishop of Jerusalem in the middle of the fourth century, and one of the most important sources we have for what the early Church believed and how it worshiped....

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    Eucharist and the Incarnation – Hilary

    Hilary of Poitiers says the Word became flesh and we receive his flesh in the Lord’s Supper, the sacrament of his body & blood, the Eucharist....

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    Christ Our Light is Risen – Maximus of Turin

    This resurrection sermon by St. Maximus of Turin hits on many of the same themes and images of the Exultet Hymn that is sung every year in the Easter vigil of the Roman liturgy proclaiming "Christ, our light, our endless day, is risen!" ...

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