Risk and Promise with Jesus
Mar Abraham Church Sunday Homilies
by Mar Abraham
3w ago
English Homily - Fourth Sunday of the Resurrection . . . Jesus tells his disciples that he will leave them, a revelation that guarantees sorrow but also promises his return and an everlasting joy that cannot be taken away. This joy can only be experienced when Jesus' promise is believed and accepted, transforming sorrow into peace. We call upon the prayers of St George and Mar Abraham/Oraha to fully commit to God and experience His peace ..read more
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Healing the Wounds of Doubt in Thomas
Mar Abraham Church Sunday Homilies
by Mar Abraham
3w ago
Healing the Wounds of Doubt in Thomas . . . English Homily for New Sunday & Divine Mercy Sunday . . . On the first Sunday after the Resurrection, the focus is on Thomas, known as the Doubter, who struggled to believe in Jesus' resurrection. Despite being seen as problematic, hardheaded, and demanding, Thomas' doubt stems from his past experiences and yearning for concrete proof. Jesus, instead of reprimanding him, meets him in his pain and invites him to touch his wounds, leading to Thomas' belief. The narrative concludes with the saying, "Blessed are those who have not seen yet believed ..read more
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Christ the Stranger - Passion Friday Homily
Mar Abraham Church Sunday Homilies
by Mar Abraham
3w ago
Passion Friday Homily - 2024 . . . The Christian Faith, while familiar to many, can sometimes become estranged due to various life circumstances. However, the belief is that Jesus, despite being unrecognized and rejected by the world he created, chose to become a stranger to reconnect with those who feel estranged. This act is seen as an invitation to re-familiarize and reconnect with the faith, reminding believers of the lengths Jesus went to ensure unity with them. . . . #catholic #gospel #homily #catholicism #chaldean #chaldeancatholic #pray #prayer #bible #church #faith #jesuschrist #catho ..read more
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Have You Seen the Lord?
Mar Abraham Church Sunday Homilies
by Mar Abraham
3w ago
English Homily - Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord . . . The Feast of the Resurrection sermon emphasizes the significance of Jesus' resurrection, not just his death, as the cornerstone of Christian faith. It encourages believers to live a different life, one that acknowledges and is transformed by the risen Lord. It calls for leaving behind the "living graves" of hopelessness, despair, unforgiveness, and sinful lifestyles, and to prioritize time for Christ. The sermon concludes with a challenge to believers to ask themselves if they are living as if Christ is still in the grave, or as if H ..read more
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The Shepherd’s Rod
Mar Abraham Church Sunday Homilies
by Mar Abraham
2M ago
6th Sunday of Lent *** This homily discusses the role of Jesus as the Good Shepherd, drawing parallels with the responsibilities of a real-life shepherd. It emphasizes the importance of staying within the flock, the Church, to avoid sin and death, and to find healing and purpose. The document also highlights the significance of self-examination and confession, viewing them as opportunities for Christ to heal our wounds, correct our wrongdoings, and transform our lives. It encourages embracing confession as a place of victory where Christ turns death into life, sin into obedience, and fear into ..read more
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What Forgiveness Requires
Mar Abraham Church Sunday Homilies
by Mar Abraham
2M ago
Homily Fifth Sunday of Lent *** This Homily discusses Jesus' impending condemnation and the differing opinions about him. It emphasizes the importance of not only believing in Jesus but also following his teachings. The core of the Lenten season is seeking God's help in overcoming unbelief and learning to follow Him. The letter from Paul calls for stepping out of the darkness, living in peace, and not seeking vengeance. Forgiveness is highlighted as a crucial aspect of Christian life, not dependent on the other person's apology or deservingness. The message concludes with the call to overcome ..read more
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Heaven’s Bells
Mar Abraham Church Sunday Homilies
by Mar Abraham
2M ago
Homily Third Sunday of Lent *** The use of bells in mass serves to refocus our attention during pivotal moments, such as during the words of institution and the Epiclesis. The bells also ring when the priest drinks the blood of Christ, symbolizing Jesus' cup of suffering. This cup of suffering is a reminder that every Christian's journey involves different forms of suffering, whether it's a single moment or a lifetime of hardships. Staying faithful to Jesus during these difficult times is essential. When we partake in communion, we are reminded to bring our struggles and unite them with Jesus ..read more
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Known to Unknown
Mar Abraham Church Sunday Homilies
by Mar Abraham
2M ago
Homily Second Sunday of Lent *** In this reflection on the Second Sunday of Lent, Jesus warns about false prophets and emphasizes the importance of obedience to enter the kingdom. Obedience to God's words and commands is the key to transformation and being recognized by Jesus. We either are conformed or transformed ..read more
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Tragedy of Sin
Mar Abraham Church Sunday Homilies
by Mar Abraham
3M ago
First Sunday of Lent *** Temptation is a concept that we become aware of as we grow older. Sin is not something we know as children, but as we recognize the struggle between good and evil, we can become desensitized to sin. St. Paul warns against becoming callous to sin and losing the sense of its wrongness. Temptation is not meant to make us sin, but to enable us to conquer sin and emerge stronger. Sin is not normal and diminishes our happiness and humanity. During Lent, we fast, pray, and give alms to acknowledge our sinfulness and seek transformation ..read more
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That One Thing
Mar Abraham Church Sunday Homilies
by Mar Abraham
3M ago
Homily Fifth Sunday of the Epiphany *** This homily discusses the significance of John 3:16 in Christianity, the story of Nicodemus, and the concept of belief in Jesus. It explores the challenges and doubts faced by Nicodemus and emphasizes the need for a radical change through cooperation with God's grace. The document encourages readers to identify and overcome obstacles that hinder their commitment to a life lived for Jesus ..read more
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