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Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: The Baptism of the Lord

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 1/13/20

FR MICHAEL BIBLICAL IMAGERY

(Fr Michael Boakye Yeboah: Vice Rector of St Gregory Seminary, Kumasi-Ghana)

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

            One of the courses I teach in the seminary is “historical Jesus”. In this course, I discuss with my students the actual events that historians can prove that ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: Manifestation

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 1/06/20

FR MICHAEL BIBLICAL IMAGERY

(Fr Michael Boakye Yeboah: Vice Rector of St Gregory Seminary, Kumasi-Ghana)

MANIFESTATION

            Has the Messiah “manifested” himself already or he is yet to “manifest” himself? This is a question that comes with different opinions depending on Jewish or Christian perspectives or the indifferent perspective ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: New Year, New Things

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 12/31/19

1 JANUARYFEAST OF MARY, THE MOTHER OF GODNumbers 6:22-27; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21NEW YEAR; NEW THINGS            New Year celebrations are upon us again, coming right on the heels of Christmas, which is the supreme celebration through Jesus Christ. The Christian spirit is that the New Year brings new things ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: The Holy Family

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 12/30/19

FR MICHAEL BIBLICAL IMAGERY

(Fr Michael Boakye Yeboah: Vice Rector of St Gregory Seminary, Kumasi-Ghana)

THE HOLY FAMILY

            Family is one of the beautiful “institutions” God gifted humankind. The natural bond of love, the sense of belonging, security and shelter that family provides may not be experienced anywhere. ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: Christmas, The Birth of our Eternity

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 12/24/19

I like to see Christmas not as an event within history but rather the invasion of time by eternity. The “author” of eternity visited humanity in time to take humanity to eternity (especially those who will come to believe in him). This little philo-theological thought of mine may find ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: Mary

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 12/23/19

FR MICHAEL BIBLICAL IMAGERY

(Fr Michael Boakye Yeboah: Vice Rector of St Gregory Seminary, Kumasi-Ghana)

MARY

            Mystery may find a home in simplicity. When the prophets announced Israel’s restoration it brought hope to the people. The arrival of the Messiah was to usher the reign of prosperity and ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: Patience

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 12/16/19

FR MICHAEL BIBLICAL IMAGERY

(Fr Michael Boakye Yeboah: Vice Rector of St Gregory Seminary, Kumasi-Ghana)

PATIENCE

            We live in a time when patience is understood to be a weakness and not a strength. Our society does not value waiting and patience. At times the way we work, treat ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: John the Baptist

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 12/09/19

JOHN THE BAPTIST

            The Gospel reading for the Second Sunday of Advent (Year A) is from Matthew 3:1-12. The inspired writer presents John as a grim prophet of fiery imminent judgement. In addition to the fact that the ministry of John the Baptist is given a place of ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: Adventus

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 12/02/19

FR MICHAEL BIBLICAL IMAGERY

(Fr Michael Boakye Yeboah: Vice Rector of St Gregory Seminary, Kumasi-Ghana)

ADVENTUS

            Advent comes from the Latin adventus, “coming.” The Vulgate uses this expression to translate the Greek word parousia, which means “coming” or “presence”, and more often than not refers to the eschatological ... Read More »

Fr. Michael's Thoughts on Biblical Imagery: The Kingship of Christ

Posted by Debbie Faith Formation on 11/25/19

FR MICHAEL BIBLICAL IMAGERY

(Fr Michael Boakye Yeboah: Vice Rector of St Gregory Seminary, Kumasi-Ghana)

THE KINGSHIP OF CHRIST

            On the last Sunday of the liturgical year the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Christ the King, as if to crown all the celebrations of the entire year. The ... Read More »

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