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The new Mass translation and the wedding feast of the Lamb — MP3

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Read bio Fr. Joseph Eddy28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Joseph Eddy, O. de M.

Gospel: Matt. 22:1-14 Marriage feast of the King’s Son

We have just made available an audio version of what is now this website’s most popular homily, “The New Mass Translation and the Wedding Feast of the Lamb,” by Fr. Joseph Eddy, given several weeks ago. This beautiful homily explains how the parable of the wedding feast speaks of the heavenly banquet, and how we are united to Christ through the Eucharist at Mass.

Read the complete text of Fr. Joseph’s homily on this website.

The new Mass translation and the Wedding Feast of the Lamb

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Read bio Fr. Joseph Eddy28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Oct. 9, 2011
Fr. Joseph Eddy, O. de M.

Gospel: Matt. 22:1-14 Marriage feast of the King”s Son

Full homily text: The Gospel today focuses in on a king who has a wedding banquet for his son. In most cultures this is a huge feast. In fact, wedding banquets may be something that bridges across almost all cultures, ethnic groups, races, and nations. Marriage, in some form, is a universal institution. And, for all people it is a time to celebrate the love between a man and a woman, which has made them choose to bind themselves to each other for a lifetime.

Blessed Virgin Mary of MercyFr. Joseph Eddy is the vocation director of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy, founded to redeem Christians whose faith is in danger. The Order’s student house in the U.S. is in Philadelphia.

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How wise of Jesus to use this parable, which could be relevant to all people for two thousand years! The only strange part is that the king plans the banquet for the son; today in America it is traditionally the bride’s family who organizes and pays for a wedding. Continue Reading…