Boldly Preach the Gospel! The Feast of Sts Philip and James

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A note that the written message here is slightly different to that presented in the audio 🙂 
TWDU LogoHi and welcome to The Word Down Under; I’m Brother Brenden coming to you from the Oratory of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary a ministry of the Unified Old Catholic Church in Australia.

Today we take a break from the weekdays simply marked as occurring in the Easter Season and we get to spend some time celebrating the Feast of two of Christ’s Apostles; St Phillip and St James. For those of you who listened to Saturday’s inaugural episode of Saturday with the Saints will be aware of the some of the information regarding these two Apostles of the Lord. Continue reading “Boldly Preach the Gospel! The Feast of Sts Philip and James”


7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Due to some technical difficulties involving me leaving my laptop at work Yesterday’s sermon is only being posted now (I apologise for missing the audio this week).

19/2/17 – Matthew 5: 38-48

Br. Brenden Humberdross, OPI

Open our ears, O Lord, to hear your word and know your voice. Speak to our hearts and strengthen our wills that we may serve you now and always. Amen.

Anyone perusing the stories of the Old Testament for the first time will quickly come to realise that the history of Israel is full of stories of violence, revenge and bitter rivalries. In numerous places Israel is allowed to take revenge for the wrongs done to them and in today’s Gospel reading Jesus highlights this fact twice by saying:

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6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

12/2/17 – Matthew 5: 17-37

Br. Brenden Humberdross, OPI

Please note that this text version of the homily is slightly different from the audio. This is due to adlibbing in the actual delivery of the homily…enjoy!

May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be always acceptable to you O Lord, our God and Our Creator.

Today’s words are somewhat important in my career as a preacher as this happens to be the first sermon that I have written as a Brother of the Order of Preachers, Independent and as a member of the Unified Old Catholic Church. I hope that the standard of my words is up to scratch, I guess for that all I can do is rely on the Spirit and hope that He speaks through me today to give a message that needs to be heard.

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