The Canticle of Zechariah Luke 1:68-79

The Canticle of Zechariah Luke 1:68-79  The famous Canticle of Zechariah is also known as the Benedictus. As part of the Christian Prayer, this is sung daily in the morning praises as an invocation of a blessing or benediction to God. It was an invocation originally made by Zechariah right after the birth of his…

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Announcement of John’s Birth to Zechariah Luke 1:5-25

Announcement of John’s Birth to Zechariah Luke 1:5-25 The announcement of John’s birth is a very beautiful infancy narrative which depicts many emotions. The announcement was made to Zechariah by the angel Gabriel. It happened when Zechariah was once chosen to burn incense inside the sanctuary. It is said in the gospel that, upon seeing…

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What should we do? Advent reflection on Luke 3:10-18

What should we do? Luke 3:10-18 “What should we do?”.  Three times in this gospel that this one and same question was raised to John the Baptizer. First, by the crowd; second, by the tax collectors; and finally, by the soldiers. After the many exhortations and astonishing proclamations of John, the people were left with…

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Advent season is a season of joyful waiting

Advent season is a season of joyful waiting A joyful waiting, preparing the way of the Lord (Luke 3:4-6)                                                                      …as it…

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Maranatha, Come Lord Jesus (Advent season)

Maranatha, Come Lord Jesus (Advent season)  Maranatha is from two Aramaic words Maran’atha which means the “Lord is coming” or  the “Lord comes“. Another translation is “Come, Lord Jesus” which is an invitation for the Lord to hasten his coming in this advent season. Advent comes every year and it is a very special season…

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