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2916 Paris Avenue New Orleans, LA 70119

Pastor: Father Stanley K. Ihuoma, SSJ

  • Bulletin: February 25, 2024

    Second Sunday of Lent

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  • Healing & Prayer Service

    Sunday, March 3, 2024
    5:00 p.m. CST/6:00 p.m EST
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    11:00a.m.- 4:00p.m.
    to get your Fish plates
    (Mac & Cheese, Peas, and Potato Salad)

    $14 (includes drink)

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Second Sunday of Lent

On the second Sunday of Lent in each Lectionary cycle, the
Gospel reading proclaims the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration. This event is reported in each of the Synoptic Gospels—Matthew, Mark, and Luke. This year, in Lectionary

Cycle B, we hear Mark’s report of this event. The context
for Mark’s Transfiguration story is similar to that found in
both Matthew’s and Luke’s Gospel. The Transfiguration
occurs after Peter’s confession that Jesus is the Messiah and
Jesus’ prediction about his passion. After this, in each of
these Gospels, there is also a discussion of the cost of discipleship. In each case, Jesus takes three of his disciples—
Peter, James, and John—to a high mountain. While they are
there, Elijah and Moses appear with Jesus. In Matthew’s
and Mark’s Gospel, there is reference to a conversation
among Jesus, Elijah, and Moses, but only Luke’s Gospel
includes the detail that this conversation is about what Jesus
will accomplish in Jerusalem. Elijah and Moses are significant figures in the history of Israel. Moses led the Israelites
from slavery in Egypt and received from Yahweh the Ten
Commandments. In appearing with Jesus at his Transfiguration, Moses represents the Law that guides the lives of
the Jewish people. Elijah is remembered as one of the most
important prophets of Israel who helped the Israelites stay
faithful to Yahweh. Some Jews believed that Elijah’s return
would signal the coming of the Messiah for the Jewish people. This belief is evidenced in the question posed by Jesus’
disciples after they have witnessed the Transfiguration. The
appearance of these two important figures from Israel’s
history with Jesus signifies Jesus’ continuity with the Law
and with the prophets and that Jesus is the fulfillment of all
that was promised to the people of Israel.