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Monthly Archives: March 2013


AFTER THE STORM…: HOMILY FOR EASTER SUNDAY Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

  How do you feel getting something done very well after so many challenges? It could be a very difficult test or examination, a job description, a contract, an interview, a trying time etc. Most people come out from such…

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THE TOMB IS EMPTY, ALLELUIA: HOMILY FOR THE EASTER VIGIL. Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

In most cases when something is said to be empty there is usually a negative connotation for instance “my fuel tank is empty, the wine bottle is empty, the treasury is empty etc. On this day however the word EMPTY…

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THE GOOD IN THE FRIDAY: HOMILY FOR THE GOOD FRIDAY Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

  I found this story very interesting. One day St. Peter was standing at a balcony and from a distance he saw Judas Iscariot coming with a wooden box. When Judas came closer Peter asked him where he was going…

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WHY IS THIS THURSDAY HOLY? HOMILY FOR THE HOLY THURSDAY. Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

There are indeed many things happening on this day. Apart from the traditional Chrism Mass (which in some places had been shifted to an earlier date because of the numerous events of this Thursday) there is also the evening celebration…

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THE PALM AND THE PASSION: HOMILY FOR THE PALM SUNDAY Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

      Today marks the beginning of the Holy Week or the great doorway to the Holy Week as the Pope emeritus, Benedict xvi, described it. This day is known also as Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday. As Palm Sunday we…

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CAUGHT IN THE VERY ACT BUT NOT CUT OUT: HOMILY FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR C). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD

Imagine being caught red-handed doing something morally bad! It could be while telling a beautiful lie to excuse oneself, skillfully taking something that does not belong to oneself, manipulating a situation to favour oneself like cheating in an examination, being…

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THE LOST SONS VS THE LOVING FATHER: HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD.

One of the greatest moments children look forward to at school is the break period. This is simply based on the fact that at such times there are no protocols like keeping quiet in class, listening to the teacher and…

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GOD’S BURNING BUSH VS OUR BARREN FIG TREE: LESSONS FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR C). Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD.

My dad was an ardent reader of newspapers during his active years as a civil servant. He never allowed any day to pass by without looking into the dailies. During the working days he got the newspapers from a vendor…

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