Jesus, Gentiles, and the Hour of Glory

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon What have Gentiles to do with Jesus’ Hour of Glory? The third dominical prophecy in which John employs the verb hypsoo is found in the discourse that follows the inquiry of the Greeks who wished to see Jesus: “And I, if I am lifted up (hypsotho) from the earth, will […]

Cleansing the Court of the Gentiles

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon At the beginning of Holy Week, just after the celebration of Palm Sunday, the Church turns her attention to Jesus’ act of purging of the Temple. As our guiding text here we may take Zechariah 14:20-21, the closing verses of that book: “The vessels in the Lord’s house shall be […]