Joseph, Flee to Egypt!

“Joseph, Flee to Egypt!”
Matthew 2:13-18 “in a snailshell”
Feast of the Holy Innocents
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

When the magi had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you.

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Isaiah 35, Day 4

“Isaiah 35, Day 4”
Isaiah 35:2c
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

They will see the glory of the Lord,
the splendor of our God.

Isaiah 35:2c

First Witnesses of the Glory of the Lord

About seven hundred years after the prophecy of Isaiah, the Blessed Virgin Mary gave birth to the promised Messiah in Bethlehem under the protection of St.… Read the rest

The Mountain of the Lord, Day 3

“The Mountain of the Lord, Day 3”
Isaiah 2:4b
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

He shall judge between the nations,
and set terms for many peoples.
They shall beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks;
One nation shall not raise the sword against another,
nor shall they train for war again.

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King of Peace

“King of Peace” (6 panels)
Zechariah 9:9 and Matthew 21:9
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang


Exult greatly, O daughter Zion!
Shout for joy, O daughter Jerusalem!
Behold: your king is coming to you,
a just savior is he,
Humble, and riding on a donkey,
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Jesus’ Last Sabbath

Anastasis, Fresco painting, Chora Church Collection, 11th century

Holy Saturday

Earth received a new and incorruptible seed in her womb when Jesus was laid to rest, wrapped in cloths as in a manger, and perfumed with myrrh, as the Magi anticipated.… Read the rest

Bread of Life

John “came to the tomb first, and he saw and believed” (John 20:8).

Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter

John 6:35-40

Egō eimi ho artos tēs zōēs. I AM the Bread of Life. 

After the miracle of the loaves and fishes, Jesus revealed his divine identity in the form of an I AM statement, hearkening back to the revelation of God’s name to Moses at the burning bush (Exodus 3:14; LXX). … Read the rest