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Father MacEvily’s Commentary on Acts 1:12-14

Act 1:12  Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount that is called Olivet, which is nigh Jerusalem, within a sabbath day’s journey. They returned to Jerusalem, in obedience to our Lord’s final instructions, commanding them to remain there for … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Acts 1:12-14

12. Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount that is called Olivet, which is nigh Jerusalem, within a sabbath day’s journey. As it is here stated that the disciples returned from Mt. Olivet, it would appear that the Ascension … Continue reading

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Heaven Is Our Goal: A Sermon Plan for the Ascension

This sermon plan can be used for homily or sermon ideas, points for meditation or further study. Our Lord to-day ascended to Heaven, the reward of His labours. This reward, the goal which we also must aim at. Our Lord … Continue reading

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Sermon Plan: Thoughts on the Ascension

These notes can be used for sermon/homily ideas, points of meditation or for further study. “A cloud received Him out of their sight.” Acts 1:9 Each mystery of Our Lord’s history presents thoughts and lessons. Consider some in reference to … Continue reading

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Aquinas’ Homily Notes on Acts 1:11 for Ascension Day

THE ANGELIC WITNESSES TO THE ASCENSION. Acts 1:11. — ” Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven ?” THE Angels, in these words — firstly, reprove the wonder of the Apostles ; secondly, they assert the … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Exegetical Homily on Acts 1:6

(Ac I. 6—“When they therefore were come together, they asked of Him, saying, Lord, wilt Thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?” When the disciples intend to ask anything, they approach Him together, that bydint of numbers … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom: Exegetical Homily on Acts 1:1-5

(Ac I. 1, 2.—“The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, concerning all things which Jesus began both to do and to teach, until the day on which, having given charge to the Apostles, whom He had chosen, by the … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Acts 1:1-11

Analysis: This first Chapter of the Acts, wich may be regarded as the complement of the Gospel of Luke-since it resumes the History of our Lord’s Ascension, with which his Gospel closes,-opens with a brief Preface adressed to Theophilus, containing … Continue reading

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Father Callan’s Commentary on Acts 8:5-8, 14-17

Text in red are my additions. 5. And Philip going down to the city of Samaria, preached Christ unto them. Philip, the deacon (One of the seven deacons introduced in Acts 6:1-7). To the city of Samaria,—rather, “to a city … Continue reading

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Father MacEvilly’s Commentary on Acts 6:1-6

Acts 6:1 AND in those days, the number of the disciples increasing, there arose a murmuring of the Greeks against the Hebrews, for that their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. “And in these days.” When the Apostles, after … Continue reading

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