Browsing the 2020 archive of Meditating with Fr. Frank

HAPPY ADVENT!

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 11/29/20

 

As we embrace this Holy Season of Advent, it is important to remind ourselves of: the  meaning, the history, the liturgical colors, the advent wreath and its candles, and the relevancy of the Advent Season to us Christians.

 

Meaning

The term “advent” is derived from the Latin “adventus”, which means “coming”. So, advent prepares us for the coming two-fold celebration of the remembrance of the First Coming of Jesus Christ to ... Read More »

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 11/29/20

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Thanksgiving Day is a special occasion to show our gratitude to God for all His goodness to us in every way and everything, and all around us. Thanksgiving isn’t about giving thanks for having a lot. It is about giving thanks for just having and being. Most importantly, thanksgiving is about ... Read More »

Called to Love

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 10/28/20

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Last Sunday, on October 25th, we meditated on Love being among the most precious gifts God has bestowed upon us. All the commandments are founded on love, rooted in love, and ordered toward love. In the Gospel Reading ( Mt 22:34-40) Jesus taught us ... Read More »

It's Not Too Late to Change our Ways

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 10/26/20

The Readings of last Sunday on September 27th (Ezekiel 18:25-28; Philippians 2: 1-11; Matthew 21:28-32) brought to mind a  story of a Math teacher who asked a little boy: if your mother gave you $5, and your father gave you $ 5 more, how much would you have in total? The ... Read More »

Corpus Christi

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 6/15/20

This Sunday, June 14th, 2020, is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – Corpus Christi

 

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – The Holy Eucharist, underscores Four (4) important aspects of our Christian Faith:

  The Holy Eucharist ... Read More »

Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 6/08/20

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This Sunday we celebrated the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. The Most Holy Trinity is a revelation of the Three Divine Persons: God the Father, and God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, eternally existing as one Triune God, in perfect love ... Read More »

The Ascension of the Lord – May 24th, 2020

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 5/21/20

The Ascension of the Lord is important to us Christians, in 3 significant ways:

1. Ascension reveals the Divinity of Christ

Christ came into the world to save us from the power of evil and death through his own suffering, death and resurrection. With mission accomplished, Christ returned to ... Read More »

“Christ Has no Body on Earth Without Us

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 5/18/20

Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 17th, 2020

Last Sunday, we were reminded how the Apostles effectively responded to the demands of the time, when they chose seven other men who were ordained to serve, men now we call deacons. Initially they helped with the daily distribution of food ... Read More »

Fifth Easter Sunday

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 5/09/20

Fifth Sunday of Easter – May 10th, 2020

Three (3) important take-away from the Fifth Easter Sunday Readings:

One: The First Reading (Acts 6:1-7), gives us an account of the Biblical foundation of the Diaconate ministry in the Church. The author, St Luke the Evangelist tells us that as ... Read More »

In Christ, We are the United Family of God

Posted by Mrs Oksana Zagorodniuk on 5/08/20

Daily Reflection –Saturday, May 9th, 2020

In today’s Gospel Reading (John 14:7-14), Philip asks Jesus: show us the Father. Jesus replies, “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. For I am in the Father and the Father is in me.” Jesus uses this theological language in the Gospel ... Read More »