HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (12) HOMILY THEME: THE PURIFICATION OF THE TEMPLE

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: THE PURIFICATION OF THE TEMPLE BY: Fr Cyril Unachukwu CCE   HOMILY: The Christian life is always in need of renewal and this renewal is certainly reached through a process of purification and this process of purification is central to the Season of Lent. May we be renewed, and together with us the entire Church, through our observance of the purificatory Lenten disciplines and may this renewal lead us to bear abundant fruits, fruits that will last; Amen. The Gospel…

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HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (10) HOMILY THEME: THE CHURCH IS ALWAYS REFORMING (ECCLESIA SEMPER REFORMANDA EST)

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: THE CHURCH IS ALWAYS REFORMING (ECCLESIA SEMPER REFORMANDA EST) BY: Fr. Cosmas Ukadike CM   HOMILY: Before St Augustine of Hippo agrees that the Church is always reforming and that the Church should keep this in mind, Jesus himself had already begun the process of reformation within his Church, as we see today in the gospel reading: In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of…

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HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (9) HOMILY THEME: CARING FOR OUR BODY; THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: CARING FOR OUR BODY; THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT BY:  Fr. Cajetan Anyanwu   HOMILY: On this 3rd Sunday of Lent (Yr.B), Jesus cleanses the Temple in Jerusalem (Jn 2:13-25). Earlier in the first reading (Ex 20:1-17)- the Ten Commandments were recounted to remind us what God expects of us. While the second reading (1Cor 1:22-25) tells us that the foolishness of God is greater than any human wisdom. All these help us to know why Jesus came…

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HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (8) HOMILY THEME: “In the temple Jesus found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. He told them, ‘Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!’” (John 2:14-16)

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: “In the temple Jesus found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. He told them, ‘Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!’” (John 2:14-16) BY: Fr. Robert deLeon   HOMILY: Were these temple merchants evil people? No. Were they purposely defiling the temple? No. They were…

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HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (7) HOMILY THEME: WORSHIP GOD ALONE, PURIFY HIS TEMPLE.

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: WORSHIP GOD ALONE, PURIFY HIS TEMPLE. BY: Fr. Johnbosco Obika   HOMILY: 1st reading: Ex. 20:1-17 2nd reading: 1Cor. 1:22-25 Gospel: Jn 2:13-25 Having reached this milestone in our Lenten journey, in this 3rd Sunday of lent we are invited to make a resolve to worship God alone and to continually cleanse his temple of all forms of abuse. In the first reading God gives the ten commandments (the Decalogue) to the people of Israel. The first commandment is the…

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HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (6) HOMILY THEME: SAY TO EVERY ILLEGAL OCCUPANT, THE LANDLORD IS COMING.

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: SAY TO EVERY ILLEGAL OCCUPANT, THE LANDLORD IS COMING. BY: Fr. Christian Eze   HOMILY: 1st reading – Ex. 20:1-17 2nd reading – 1 Cor. 1:22-25 Gospel – Jn. 2:13-25 The language of our topic sounds force-like. It suggests that Jesus really applied some force (“making a whip out of some cord, he drove them all out of the Temple – Jn 2:15). Yes, it is a Divine Operation which Jesus carried out to ensure that His Father’s house, nay,…

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HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (5) HOMILY THEME: CLEANSING OF OUR HEART, THE TEMPLE 

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: CLEANSING OF OUR HEART, THE TEMPLE BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Jn. 2:13-25) Third Sunday of Lent (Day 19 of Lent) In the day’s Gospel, the Third Sunday of Lent, Jesus is angry. He is angry at those who disrespect the temple by doing immoral businesses in the temple area. Money changers take advantage of foreigners who went to the area to worship. Even those selling doves for offering were selling overpriced fowls. Jesus could not withstand what…

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HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (4)

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: LOOKING FOR SIGNS? BY: Fr. Gerald M. Musa   HOMILY: One Sunday morning I set out very early to go for a 7.00am Mass in a Parish that was about 110 Kilometres away. The road was very smooth and wide and there were only a few cars on the road at that time. The signposts on the road clearly indicated 100kph as speed limit. From time to time, I noticed my speedometre was moving beyond the stipulated limit towards 120-140kph…

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HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (3) HOMILY THEME: GENUINE WORSHIP

HOMILY FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B HOMILY THEME: GENUINE WORSHIP BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Jn 2:13-25 A missionary in Africa was captured by a tribe of cannibals. He was tied to a tree with a huge cauldron of boiling water near it. But his face lighted up when he saw the cannibals kneel down and prayed. The priest heaved a sigh of relief: “Thank God, these people are Christians, after all!” But the head cannibal called out to him: “Keep quiet! We are saying our…

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HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B (2) TOPIC: CLEANSING OF THE TEMPLE

HOMILY/REFLECTION FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT YEAR B TOPIC: CLEANSING OF THE TEMPLE BY: Fr. Mike Lagrimas   HOMILY: Gospel: Jn 2:13-25 Message # 209: “The Sufferings of the Church”   1. The Marian Message a) The Blessed Mother calls our attention to the sufferings of the Mystical Body of Christ, the Church. Her heart continues to be pierced by the sword through the sufferings of the Church (letter b). Being the mother of Christ, she is also the mother of the Church. The mother also suffers when the…

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