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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

Homilies of the Apostolic Nuncio, H.G. Arbishop Petar Rajič

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

12 July 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Am 7:12-15; Eph 1:3-14; Mk 6:7-13 Our Lord Jesus shared everything with his disciples, even his own mission, which he did not jealously keep for himself, but … Continue reading

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

5 July 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Ez 2:2-5; 2 Cor 12:7-10; Mk 6:1-6a Human history has shown case after case of good people being rejected by those who knew them best. This has … Continue reading

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

28 June 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Wis 1:13-15. 2:23-24; 2 Cor 8:7.9.13-15; Mk 5:21-43 Two very difficult human experiences are presented to Jesus in today’s gospel reading, which at the same time are … Continue reading

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

21 June 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Job 38:1.8-11; 2 Cor 5:14-17; Mk 4:35-41 The gospel passage describes a moment when the disciples were travelling by boat with Jesus and a violent storm overcame … Continue reading

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

14 June 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Ez 17:22-24; 2 Cor 5:6-10; Mk 4:26-34 While Jesus was on earth in the body, he taught his disciples many things regarding the reign of God and … Continue reading

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Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – B

12 June 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Hos 11:1, 3-4, 8c-9; Eph 3:8-12, 14-19; Jn 19:31-37 If someone were to ask you today ‘of all the amazing miracles and signs performed by the Lord … Continue reading

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – B

7 June 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Ex 24: 3-8; Heb 9: 11-15; Mk 14: 12-16, 22-26 The Holy Eucharist. In every celebration of Holy Mass we hear the same words of the Lord … Continue reading

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity – B

31 May 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Dt 4:32-34.39-40; Rom 8:14-17; Mt 28:16-20 In order to understand the significance of today’s liturgy, in honour of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, which is … Continue reading

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Solemnity of Pentecost – B

24 May 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Acts 2:1-11; 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13; Jn 20:19-23 Today we celebrate Pentecost, which commemorates the day when the Lord, fifty days after his resurrection, sent the Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord – B

17 May 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-23; Mk 16:15-20 Upon completing his mission on earth, 40 days after his resurrection, our Lord Jesus ascended to heaven to take his rightful … Continue reading

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Sixth Sunday of Easter – B

10 May 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48; 1 Jn 4:7-10; Jn 15:9-17 Jesus in today’s gospel reading speaks of the essence of Christianity with his words to his disciples: As … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday of Easter – B

3 May 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Acts 9:26-31; 1 Jn 3:18-24; Jn 15:1-8 In those parts of the world where grapes are grown for winemaking, they are always given preferential treatment by farmers. … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Easter – B

26 April 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Acts 4:8-12; 1 Jn 3:1-2; Jn 10:11-18 WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS For over fifty years, the Church has celebrated this Fourth Sunday of Easter as … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Easter – B

19 April 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; 1 Jn 2:1-5a; Lk 24:35-48 The Lord Jesus appeared to his apostles on a few occasions after the resurrection. Today’s gospel reading presents a … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Easter – B (Divine Mercy Sunday)

12 April 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Acts 4:32-35; 1 Jn 5:1-6; Jn 20:19-31 Our faith in the resurrection invites us to encounter the living Lord in our common worship and private prayer. Upon … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday – The Resurrection of the Lord

5 April 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Col 3:1-4; Jn 20:1-9 This glorious day is the most important feast of the liturgical year, for today we celebrate the Resurrection of our … Continue reading

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PALM SUNDAY – B

29 March 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Mk 14:1 – 15:47 With this celebration, we begin the holiest week in our liturgical year. Today’s liturgy is commonly known as Palm Sunday, when we recall … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday of Lent – B

22 March 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Jer 31:31-34; Heb 5:7-9; Jn 12:20-33 Some Greeks who had come to Jerusalem during the Jewish feast days approached the apostle Phillip with their demand: Sir, we … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Lent – B

15 March 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič 2 Chr 36:14-16.19-23; Eph 2:4-10; Jn 3:14-21 Jesus predicted at least three times, that he would be ‘lifted up’ upon a cross and that a terrible death … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Lent – B

8 March 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Ex 20:1-7; 1 Cor 1:22-25; Jn 2:13-25 During his public ministry, our Lord Jesus had his moments of justifiable anger and one of them has been presented … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Lent – B

1 March 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Gen 22:1-2,9a,10-13,15-18; Rom 8:31b-34; Mk 9:2-10 All three readings today make reference to the role of sons in the family and the importance of the Son of … Continue reading

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First Sunday of Lent – B

22 February 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Gn 9:8-15; 1 Pt 3:18-22; Mk 1:12-15 Today’s Gospel states that the Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert. While in the desert Jesus was tempted by … Continue reading

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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

15 February 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Lv 13:1-2, 44-46; 1 Cor 10:31-11:1; Mk 1:40-45 A leper came to Jesus seeking to be cleansed of his disease. Lepers at that time had the worst … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

8 February 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Jb 7:1-4,6-7; 1 Cor 9:16-19,22-23; Mk 1:29-39 Today’s Gospel reading provides some insight regarding the ministry of Jesus. It is divided into three segments which are indicative … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

1 February 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Dt 18:15-20; Ps 95; 1 Cor 7:32-25; Mk 1:21-28 Jesus confronts a man with an unclean spirit in the synagogue of Capernaum. When the unclean spirit came … Continue reading

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

25 January 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Jon 3:1-5,10; 1 Cor 7:29-31; Mk 1:14-20 According to the account of the Gospel of Mark, which is the first of the four books of the gospels … Continue reading

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Solemnity of the B.V.M. – Our Lady of Arabia

17 January 2015 Is 60: 1-6; Ps 71: 1-2,7-8, 10-13; Rom 12:9-16b; Lk 1:39-56 Today we celebrate the solemnity of Our Lady of Arabia, Patroness of the two local Apostolic Vicariates in the Arabian Peninsula. Even though the Blessed Virgin … Continue reading

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Baptism of the Lord – B

11 January 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Is 42:1-4,6-7; Acts 10:34-38; Mk 1:7-11 The baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan which he received from John the Baptist occurred at the beginning of Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Epiphany of the Lord

4 January 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Is 60:1-6; Eph 3:2-3a.5-6; Mt 2:1-12 All of us have in some way been touched and thereby drawn to God. In most circumstances we can say that … Continue reading

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Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

1 January 2015 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Nm 6:22-27; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21 During the Christmas season, the Church celebrates the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ with great joy, praise and thanksgiving to … Continue reading

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Feast of the Holy Family – B

28 December 2014 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Sir 3:2-7.12-14; Col 3:12-21; Lk 2:22-40 The Holy Family of Nazareth. Today is the feast of the Holy Family to whom the Cathedral church in Kuwait City … Continue reading

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Nativity of the Lord

25 December 2014 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Mass during the Day Is 52:7-10; Heb 1:1-6; Jn 1:1-18 In celebrating the most famous and popular birthday in the history of the world, the Nativity of … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Advent – B

Kuwait City, 21 December 2014 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič 2 Sam 7:1-5,8-12,14,16; Rom 16:25-27; Lk 1:26-38 Throughout the Advent season we have been joyfully preparing ourselves for the arrival of the Lord. Indeed, his … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Advent – B

12-14 December 2014 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Is 61:1-2a,10-11; 1 Thes 5:16-24; Jn 1:6-8,19-28 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, are the first words we heard in today’s readings. How many of … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Advent – B

5-7 December 2014 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Is 40:1-5, 9-11; 2 Pt 3:8-14; Mk 1:1-8 Continuing our spiritual journey through Advent, the voice of the Lord comes to us today through two prophets, Isaiah … Continue reading

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First Sunday of Advent – B

28-30 November 2014 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7; 1 Cor 1:3-9; Mk 13:33-37 On this First Sunday of Advent we begin a new liturgical year and for the next four weeks … Continue reading

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Our Lord Jesus Christ the King – A

21-23 November 2014 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Ez 34:11-12,15-17; 1 Cor 15:20-26,28; Mt 25:31-46 With today’s solemnity of Christ the King, we conclude our liturgical year, while next week we will commence a new … Continue reading

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Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

14-16 November 2014 Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; 1 Thes 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-30 As we approach the end of the liturgical year, the readings for Mass present themes based upon the questions of the last things of life, namely, death, judgement, … Continue reading

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Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome

9 November 2014 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12; 1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17; Jn 2:13-22 There are three feasts in the liturgical year that commemorate the dedication of the four major basilicas … Continue reading

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Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

7-8 November 2014 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Wis 6:12-16; 1Thes 4:13-18; Mt 25:1-13 The parable of the ten virgins in today’s gospel reading reminds us of the need for the light of wisdom in … Continue reading

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All Saints and All Souls

Kuwait City, 1-2 November 2014 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Rev 7:2-4.9-14; 1Jn 3:1-3; Mt 5:1-12 The solemnity of All Saints unites heaven and earth, God with humanity, the Church in heaven together with all … Continue reading

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

24-26 October 2014 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Ex 22:20-26; 1 Thes 1:5-10; Mt 22:34-40 Jesus was constantly put to the test and questioned by the Jewish leaders of his time on various civil and … Continue reading

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Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

19-21 October 2014 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Is 45:1,4-6; 1 Thes 1:1-5b; Mt 22:15-21 A very provocative question is put forth to Jesus in today’s Gospel reading by the Pharisees who wanted to put … Continue reading

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Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

10-12 October 2014 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Is 25:6-10; Phil 4:12-14.19-20; Mt 22:1-14 All of us have at some time participated in a wedding feast. In all cultures, societies and religions, a marriage between … Continue reading

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Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

3-5 October 2014 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Is 5:1-7; Phil 4:6-9; Mt 21:33-43 Jesus described to the Jews of his time and through them to us, the story of salvation as it developed over … Continue reading

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Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

Kuwait City, 26-28 September 2014 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Ez 18:25-28; Phil 2:1-11; Mt 21:28-32 During a conversation with the chief priests and the elders who were very legalistic, self-righteous and unwavering in their … Continue reading

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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

19-21.09.2014. Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Is 55:6-9; Phil 1:20c-24.27a; Mt 20:1-16a The example that the Lord places before us in today’s gospel truly challenges our sense of fairness. We tend to assume that God’s … Continue reading

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Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

14.09.2014. Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Num 21: 4b-9; Phil 2: 6-11; Jn 3: 13-17 The cross of Christ has always been a sign of contradiction from the very day Jesus was crucified on Calvary … Continue reading

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

12-13.09.2014. Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Sir 27:30-28:9; Rom 14:7-9; Mt 18:21-35 Mercy and forgiveness are at the very core of our faith, yet how difficult it is to forgive! Some people have a sense … Continue reading

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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

Kuwait City, 7 September 2014 Homily of the Apostolic Nuncio His Grace Archbishop Petar Rajič Ez 33:7-9;  Rom 13:8-10; Mt 18:15-20 In all our relationships with our fellow human beings, despite all our good intentions, we know from experience that … Continue reading

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