Jan 04 – Homily – Fr Elias: Faith of the Magi
Homily #150104b ( 26min) Play - On the Solemnity of Epiphany, Fr. Elias exhorts us to keep the Christmas Spirit alive since Christ remains with us in the Eucharist. This is exemplified at the Epiphany which is one of the great miraculous manifestations of Christ's coming when the three Magi are guided by the star in faith to come to Bethlehem to adore the newborn King and take this good news to their homelands beyond Judea to the gentiles. Father highlights the great faith needed on their part to make this great, difficult and dangerous journey, to adore this humble child laid in a manger and how much we need to embrace that same faith today when there is so much despair regarding God's presence and His willingness to bless us.
Mass: Epiphany of the Lord - Solemnity - Form: OF
1st: isa 60:1-6
Resp: psa 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13
2nd: eph 3:2-3, 5-6
Gsp: mat 2:1-12