Spiritual Talk – Easter

The Resurrection of the Lord

Acts 10:34A, 37-43

Peter proceeded to speak and said: “You know what has happened all over Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached, how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power. He went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. We are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree. This man God raised on the third day and granted that he be visible, not to all the people, but to us, the witnesses chosen by God in advance, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commissioned us to preach to the people and testify that he is the one appointed by God as judge of the living and the dead. To him all the prophets bear witness, that everyone who believes in him will receive forgiveness of sins through his name.”

1 Corinthians 5:6B-8

Brothers and sisters: Do you not know that a little yeast leavens all the dough? Clear out the old yeast, so that you may become a fresh batch of dough, inasmuch as you are unleavened. For our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed. Therefore, let us celebrate the feast, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

John 20:1-9

On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him.” So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first; he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in. When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place. Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed. For they did not yet understand the Scripture that he had to rise from the dead.

Sunday Homily

This Easter (Year B), Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the resurrection of the Lord and what this miracle means to us. Jesus’ resurrection is not simply a memory that produces emotions within us, but an opportunity for us to continue a loving relationship with Him. Fr. Ho also talks about the incorruptible bodies of some Saints, and how they point to the resurrection of body and soul.

Other Sunday Reflections

The Empty Tomb Edmond Lo

It’s fair to say that the Christian faith in Jesus as the Son of God and the Savior of the world stands or falls with the truth of Easter.

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何庭耀(聖名:安多尼Anthony)神父,二零零六年五月三十日在溫哥華聖安多尼堂St. Anthony’s Parish晉鐸,隸屬溫哥華總教區Archdiocese of Vancouver。何神父在一九七六年出生於香港,曾就讀慈幼會會士Salesians開辦的中學。因受慈幼會神父的薰陶,聖召初萌心中。 一九九三年從香港移民到溫哥華,課餘教授要理,組織及帶領祈禱會。一九九八年在卑詩理工學院BCIT取得電腦課程文憑後,棄俗進入基督君王修院。二零零六年晉鐸,目前任卑詩省素里市的寶血堂區的主任司鐸。