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March 17, 2019 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Second Sunday of Lent Gospel Luke 9:28b-36 Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray.  While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white.  And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared…

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March 10, 2019 by Deacon Michael Houtchen First Sunday of Lent Gospel Luke 4:1-13 Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days, to be tempted by the devil.  He ate nothing during those days, and when they were over he was…

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March 03, 2019 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Gospel Luke 6:39-45 Jesus told his disciples a parable, “Can a blind person guide a blind person?  Will not both fall into a pit?  No disciple is superior to the teacher; but when fully trained, every disciple will be like his teacher. Why do you notice the splinter…

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February 24, 2019 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Gospel Luke 6:27-38 Jesus said to his disciples: “To you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.  To the person who strikes you on one cheek, offer the other one…

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February 17, 2019 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Gospel Luke 6:17, 20-26 Jesus came down with the twelve and stood on a stretch of level ground with a great crowd of his disciples and a large number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon.  And raising his…