Feast of Sacred Heart of Jesus

Deut. 7:6-11; 1 Jn. 4:7-16; Mt 11:25-30

The heart is one of the most important organs in the entire human body. It is really nothing more than a pump, composed of muscle which pumps blood throughout the body, beating approximately 72 times per minute of our lives. But it is the powerhouse of human beings. Heart is so important that it has found a place in mythology, literature and even in everyday language. There are 154 words with heart, 61 of them begins with the word “heart.”
The Heart has long been recognized across cultures as being a symbol of love, charity, joy a

The Body and Blood of Christ A

Deut 8:2-3, 14-16; I Cor 10:16-17; Jn 6:51-52
October 17, 2008, a 22ft dinghy with 30 Dominican refugees aboard drifted for 15 days after getting lost at sea en route to Puerto Rico. WHAT began as a journey to a better life went horribly wrong. According to the men, they were all told by the Captain, Francisco Soler of Miches, not to take any food and water on board since it was a one-day trip.

Two days after the boat left on, they complained of hunger and thirst to the Captain who could offer them no solution as

Homily: Feast of Holy Trinity

 Ex 34:4-6, 8-9; 2 Cor 13:11-13; Jn 3:16-18
The world, we live in, is not as simple as it might seem to be. It is full of unexplained mysteries that raise several questions that remain to be answered till date. There are many such mysterious phenomena, which find no satisfactory explanation in science. Many of the mysteries keep us wondering, asking questions, and striving to learn more about our world are simply amusing. They have perplexed individuals all throughout history. 

The Bermuda Triangle is believed to possess certain supernatural powers due to which

Homily: Feast of Pentecost

Acts 2:1-11; 1 Cor. 12:3b-7, 12-13; Jn. 20:19-23

Feast of Pentecost is believed to be the oldest feast in the Church. The story of Pentecost dates back to the first century A.D. It coincided with the Jewish Feast of Weeks, which occurs 50 days after the Passover (Deuteronomy 16:10). According to Jewish tradition, the Ten Commandments were given to Moses 50 days after the first Passover, which freed the Hebrews from their bondage in Egypt. As the Hebrews settled into Canaan, the feast became a time to honor the Lord for blessing the fruits of their labors. Since this Jewish holiday took place at the same time of the Pentecost, many Jewish Christians appropriated its celebration into their Christian commemoration of the coming of the Spirit.

According to book of Acts, the Church came into being on the day of Pentecost. As 120 worshipers, including the Disciples, were fasting and praying in an

Ascension of Jesus into Heaven

Acts 1:1-11; Eph. 1:17-23; Mt. 28:16-20

Today the Church celebrates the  glorious entry of Jesus into heaven, after his short life on  the Earth. When Jesus  accepted the human form he submitted himself to the limitation of time and space. His life was limited to the territory of Galilee and surrounding regions. His life also was  bound by the limitation of time - 33 years in our terms of calculation. But the risen Lord was  no longer bound by time or space. He appeared to the disciples at various places. For forty days Jesus continued his presence among  His people. He was seen by many; He was experienced by many, and  He was touched and felt by the disciples.  After  40 days in the sight of the disciples Jesus was taken up into heaven.

The ascension of Jesus  gives us two important messages. First of all it is the reentry of Jesus into glory

Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Karkkassery

Homily on Ordination Day

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