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THE POWER OF THREE-IN-ONE! HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE HOLY TRINITY Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

I love to eat almond nuts, and those who are close to me know so. Significantly almond nuts could be eaten whole natural, roasted/salted or roasted/unsalted. Whichever way the nut appears, they retain the same unchangeable essence. In addition to…

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POSSESSING OR BEING POSSESSED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT: WHAT HAPPENED ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST? HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF PENTECOST (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

To possess something means to have or own the thing in question, for instance, to possess a mobile phone means that you have or own one as personal property. Another sense of the usage of the word “possess” refers to…

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A TIME TO LOOK UP! HOMILY FOR THE 7TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Have you considered the energy and power behind the word “up,” especially when it comes before or after another word? Let us consider some examples: upward, upcoming, upgrade, update, wake up, brighten up, open up, take up, stir up, build…

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INTRODUCING THE NEW TEACHER AND GUIDE HOMILY FOR THE 6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Growing up, we had seminarians from the major seminaries come to our parish during the summer holidays (long vacation) for their yearly apostolic work. We, the children in the catechism class, normally look forward to having them because they come…

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LOVE IS OUR CHRISTIAN IDENTITY HOMILY FOR THE 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR C) Rev.Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

E Some time ago while giving a reflection on the Gospel of John where Jesus said “if you love me you will keep my commandment” (John 14:15), I asked the congregation why the theme of love is constantly repeated in…

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ADOPTING THE “GOOD SHEEP MENTALITY” HOMILY FOR THE 4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

On every fourth Sunday of Easter, the Church celebrates the Good Shepherd Sunday, and most reflections focus on our Lord Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd par excellence. The Gospel of this Liturgical Year (C) is characteristically different from other years…

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THE RESURRECTION OF LOVE HOMILY FOR THE 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

How would you feel if you happen to face someone you hurt so badly in the past? Would you shield your face or face your shame? Peter falls into this situation today in the Gospel (John 21:1-19) when the Lord…

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BEYOND OUR DOUBTS: HIS MERCY IS FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION HOMILY FOR THE 2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER (DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

One cold evening in January 1935, the famous three-time mayor of New York City, Fiorello Henry LaGuardia, offered to preside at one of the night courts to relieve a judge for the night. During the night a case comes up…

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HE HAS RISEN! WHAT ABOUT YOU? WITNESSING AND EXPERIENCING THE RESURRECTION POWER HOMILY FOR EASTER SUNDAY (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

The word “witness” is a register from the legal system. As a verb, it refers to the act of giving a positive or negative testimony about a person or an event and as a verb it refers to an individual…

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“THE LORD NEEDS IT” THE LORD’S PASSION FOR SOULS HOMILY FOR THE PASSION SUNDAY (YEAR C) Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem Ph.D.

Once upon a time, a man comes to the great ancient Philosopher, Socrates and says to him, “O great Socrates, I come to you for knowledge.” The philosopher did not say a word but leads the young man down to…

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