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May 19, 2019 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Fifth Sunday of Easter Gospel John 13:31-33a, 34-35 When Judas had left them, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him.  If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and God will glorify him at once. …

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May 12, 2019 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Fourth Sunday of Easter Gospel John 10:27-30 Jesus said: “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me.  I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish.  No one can take them out of my hand.  My Father, who has given them to me,…

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May 05, 2019 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Third Sunday of Easter Gospel John 21:1-19 At that time, Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias.  He revealed himself in this way.  Together were Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, Zebedee’s sons, and two others of his disciples. …

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April 28, 2019 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Gospel John 20:19-31 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.”  When he had said this, he…

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April 21, 2019 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Easter Sunday Gospel John 20:1-9 On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb.  So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other…