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The trial before Pilate

    Gospel Reading: Jn 18:33b-37   PILATE said to Jesus, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Do you say this on your own or have oth­ers told you about me?” Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests handed you over to me. […]

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The question about the resurrection

    Gospel reading: Lk 20:27-40 SOME Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, came forward and put this question to Je­sus, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us, If someone’s brother dies leaving a wife but no child, his brother must take the wife and raise up descendants for his brother. Now there […]

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The cleansing of the temple

    Gospel reading: Lk 19:45-48 JESUS entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things, saying to them, “It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.” And every day he was teaching in the temple area. The […]

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The lament for Jerusalem

    Gospel Reading: Lk 19:41-44   AS Jesus drew near Jerusa­lem, he saw the city and wept over it, say­ing, “If this day you only knew what makes for peace – but now it is hidden from your eyes. For the days are coming upon you when your enemies will raise a pali­sade against […]

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The parable of the ten gold coins

    Gospel Reading: Mt 12:46-50   WHILE people were listening to Jesus speak, he proceeded to tell a parable because he was near Jerusalem and they thought that the Kingdom of God would appear there immediately. So he said, “A nobleman went off to a distant country to obtain the kingship for himself and […]

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Zacchaeus the tax collector

    Gospel Reading: Lk 19:1-10   AT that time Jesus came to Jericho and intended to pass through the town. Now a man there named Zacchaeus, who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man, was seeking to see who Jesus was; but he could not see him because of the crowd, […]

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