Transcribed Sermons

Sunday Within the Octave of Christmas

Sermon given by Father Pancras Raja on December 29th, 2019 Sunday within the octave of Christmas “Behold, this child is set for the fall, and for the resurrection of many in Israel” (Lk. 2: 34) Today’s gospel commemorates the presentation of Our Lord in the temple, forty days after his nativity. The blessings of Our…

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Christmas Day

Sermon Given by Father Pancras Raja on December 25th, 2019 Christmas Day   “Behold I bring you good tidings of great joy! …. for this day is born to you in the city of David a SAVIOUR, who is Christ the Lord!” (Lk. 2: 1- 14)   May the Divine Child Jesus and his Divine…

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The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sermon Given by Father Pancras Raja. On December 22nd , 2019 Fourth Sunday of Advent   “Prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight” (Lk. 3:1 – 6)   Catholic Christians prepare the way of the Lord by removing from their soul all that can impede the coming of Christ.  …

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Third Sunday of Advent

Sermon Given by Father Pancras Raja on December 15, 2019 Faith in the divinity of Christ is the foundation of our religion and of our salvation. But the divinity and kingship of Jesus Christ has been much denied in our days – not only the Muslims and heretics, but also by the children of the…

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Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

Sermon Given By Father Pancras Raja on 11/17/2019   “Be of good heart, daughter: thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.” (Mt. 9: 22) The first miracle narrated in today’s gospel teaches us two powerful lessons: (1) how a soul sick with sinful habit could be healed…

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Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

Sermon Given by Father Pancras Raja, on November 10, 2019 “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s” (Matt. 22: 21) In this Gospel, the Herodians and the Pharisees, who, in other matter were mortal enemies, had agreed to entrap Our Lord and thus force him either…

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Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sermon given by Father Pancras Raja, Oct. 27, 2019 “The kingdom of heaven is likened to a king, who made a marriage to his son” (Mt. 22: 2) In this parable Our Lord refers to the celebration of the marriage festival. Marriage is called Matrimony; the one means founded by God Himself of establishing the…

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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sermon given by Father Pancras Raja, October 13, 2019 “Be of good heart, son, thy sins are forgiven thee.” (Mt. 9: 2) This incident described in todays gospel was to give credit to the great faith of those who took extra ordinary effort to present the sick man (a sinner too) to Jesus, to manifest…

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The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon Given by Father Pancras Sept. 22, 2019 “Young man, I say to thee, arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak” (Lk. 7: 14) We are reminded by the miracle of today’s Gospel that death awaits us all, young as well as old, and the following…

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Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon given by Father Pancras Sept. 15, 2019 “Be not solicitous for your life, what you shall eat, nor for your body, what shall you put on. …. For your Father knoweth you have need of all these things” (Math. 6: 25, 32) One of the most consoling and salutary directions…

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Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon given by Father Pancras Sept. 15, 2019 “Go, show yourselves to the priests. And …. As they went, they were made clean” (Lk. 17: 14) The cleansing of the lepers, spoken of in today’s gospel, teaches us the lesson that it is the will of Christ – that grievous sins…

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The Feast of Saint Michel the Archangel

   Feast of St. Michael the Archangel Sermon Given By Father Pancras Raja, Sept. 29, 2019 “And there was a great battle in heaven, Michael and his angels fought with the dragon.” (Apocalypse 12:7)   St. Michael is one of the principal angels; his name was the war-cry of the good angels in the battle fought…

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