Category Archives: Christian

2020 Christmas Letter and Meditation

Dear friends, The Christmas season has once again come to the face of the earth, reminding us of the Incarnation of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who was born in the stable of Bethlehem over 2000 years ago. This celebration of … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B

Lectionary Readings: 2 Sam 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 / Ps 89 / Rom 16:25-27 / Lk 1:26-38 As we proceed into the last days of the Advent Season, especially during Masses from December 17 to December 24 before the Eve … Continue reading

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The Echoing Voices of Young Martyrs

As a University student, who does not want some University swag? As a first-year undergraduate student, within my first month, went to the University of Toronto’s Bookstore to pick up a navy-blue sweater with that says, “University of Toronto – … Continue reading

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Reflection: Glory and Triumph in the Cross of Christ

September 14 is the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and it is one of my favourite feasts of the Liturgical year. It is said that the day commemorates the occasion in which St. Helen (mother of Emperor … Continue reading

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A Reflection for April 23, 2020

It was in my mental calendar – today, April 23rd, 2020, I would be at the St. Cecilia’s Church for the celebration of Mass to pray for the repose of the soul of Thầy Tuấn – a friend, mentor, and … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, Year A, B and C

“Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.” Jn 20:9 Is it Easter already? It … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year A

Lectionary Reflection: Mt 21:1-11 (Procession) / Is 50:4-7 / Ps 22 / Phil 2:6-11 / Mt 26:14—27 The Liturgy of Palm Sunday begins my most favourite time of the Liturgical Year – Holy Week. The whole Church begins Holy Week … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Pope’s Extraordinary Urbi et Orbi in the midst of COVID-19 Pandemic

While the Pope gives an Urbi et Orbi blessing twice a year, this one was widely shared, partially because unlike the ordinary ones, it was given during a time that was convenient for most people (at least Canadians). Or, some … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Second Sunday of Lent, Year A

Lectionary Readings: Gen 12:1-4A / Ps 33 / 2Tim 1:8b-10 / Mt 17:1-9 A year ago, after seeking a “traveller’s blessing” from our pastor prior to Ash Wednesday Mass, in less than 24-hours, I was on a flight to Europe … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord, Year A, B, and C (Mass During the Day)

Lectionary Readings: Is 52:7-10 / Ps 98 / Heb 1:1-16 / Jn 1:1-18 Note: This reflection is based on the readings for Mass During the Day. Unfortunately, the Canadian Lectionary readings are not made available online for this specific set … Continue reading

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