Archive for 'Martyrdom'

The Martyrdom of John the Baptist

Mark 6: 17-29 Jer 1: 17-19 / Psa 71 “Ask of me whatever you wish, and I’ll give it to you.” He even swore with an oath, “Whatever you ask I will give you, even to half my kingdom.” (Mark 6:22-23) St. John the Baptist is our model, For Truth his life he sacrificed; May […]

King Herod and John the Baptist

Matthew 14: 1-12 Lev 25:1,8-17 / Psa 67 “This is John the Baptist; he has risen from the dead! That is why miraculous powers are at work in him.” (Matthew 14:2) In our dealings for personal gain, Or in any material pursuit, Lord let no lies or malice obtain, Instead help us abide by the […]

The Feast of the Holy Innocents

Matthew 2: 13-18 1 Jn 1:5—2:2/ Psa 124 Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him. (Matthew 2:13b) Innocents continue to be slain – In mothers’ wombs, in streets at night. As innocent must we still remain? We must fight for their right to life! After the magi had departed, behold, the […]

The Martyrdom of John the Baptist

Mark 6: 17-29 Jer 1: 17-19 / Ps 71:1-6,15,17 “Ask of me whatever you wish, and I’ll give it to you.” He even swore with an oath, “Whatever you ask I will give you, even to half my kingdom.” (Mark 6:22-23) St. John the Baptist is our model, For Truth his life he sacrificed; May […]

Looking for Jesus

John 6: 22-29 Acts 6:8-15 / Psa 119 In all truth I tell you, you are looking for me not because you have seen the signs but because you had all the bread you wanted to eat. (John 6:26) Not on the things of this world, But on the next must we be intent; “This […]

Sins of the Scribes

Luke 11: 47-54 Eph 1:1-10/ Ps 98:1-6 You have kept the key of knowledge; you yourselves have not entered, and you prevented others from entering! (Luke 11:52) The sins our ancestors committed The martyrs paid for at the stake. Woe to sinners who take for granted The blood that they shed for our sake. Jesus […]