YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (8) HOMILY THEME: I AM THE VINE AND YOU ARE THE BRANCHES, CUT OFF FROM ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER HOMILY THEME: I AM THE VINE AND YOU ARE THE BRANCHES, CUT OFF FROM ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike CM   HOMILY: As the church continues in her celebration of the Easter tide, God’s word presents us today with another title of Jesus; “The True Vine”. “I am the true vine” (Jn 15, 1) is the last of the seven “I am” declarations of Jesus recorded only in John’s Gospel. These “I am” proclamations point to His unique…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (7) HOMILY THEME: THE-VINE LIFE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER HOMILY THEME: THE-VINE LIFE BY: Fr. Johnbosco Obika   HOMILY: 1st Acts 9:26-31 2nd 1Jn. 3:18-24 3rd Jn. 15:1-8 Last Sunday Jesus revealed to us that he is the good shepherd who lays down his life for the flock. It is part of the “I am” sayings which emphasize his perfection and resounds his divine name as revealed to Moses in Exodus chapter three. Today he tells us another attribute of himself that points to his Divine name and perfection: “I…

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HOMILY: 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B (6) HOMILY THEME: STAY CONNECTED-VINE AND BRANCHES

HOMILY: FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: STAY CONNECTED-VINE AND BRANCHES BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: Union with the Head – The Vine We always want to identify with our heroes or the people who inspire us most in life. These are people whose life has motivated us to be what we are and where we are today. We see young people trying to talk and act like prominent film actors, sports champions or some role models that inspire them most. Sometime ago, during a Bible study…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (5) HOMILY THEME: THE PILLAR THAT HOLDS MY LIFE

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER HOMILY THEME: THE PILLAR THAT HOLDS MY LIFE BY: Fr Christian Eze   HOMILY: First reading – Acts 9:26-31 Second reading – 1 Jn 3:18-24 Gospel – Jn 15:1-8 “The younger son said to his father, ‘let me have the share of the estate that would come to me’… [He] got together everything… and left for a distant country”. Lk. 15:11-13 How else can we best describe the above lines taken from the story of the prodigal son if not in the…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (3)

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER HOMILY THEME: ABIDE IN ME AND I IN YOU BY: Fr. Abbot Philip Lawrence   HOMILY: My sisters and brothers in the Lord, Today we are invited to remain in Christ as branches in a vine. We do this by recognizing that God is at work in everyone and by striving to keep His commands and to do what is pleasing to God. Always the Christian life sounds easy and yet is a challenge for us all. The first reading today is from…

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YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (2) TOPIC: THE VINE AND THE BRANCHES

YEAR B: HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B TOPIC: THE VINE AND THE BRANCHES BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   Gospel: Jn 15:1-8 Message # 381: “Offer Me Fragrant Flowers” 1. The Marian Message a) The month of May is the month of Mary. The reason is obvious: it is springtime in countries with temperate climate; it is summer in tropical countries. And during this month, flowers are in bloom. As expression of our filial devotion and love, we bring flowers to Mary. That is why there is…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (1)

HOMILY FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR B HOMILY THEME: PRUNED AND FRUITFUL BRANCHES BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: John 15:1-8 There is a new version of Jack and the Beanstalk. One night, Jack had a dream. He saw a very huge vine going up to heaven. He saw angels giving instructions to people. Each one was given a chalk, and they were told that as they go up, they will see the sins they have committed in their lifetime. Each sin halts the person’s ascent. In order…

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