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Third Sunday of Easter
May 4, 2014

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings

The Word Embodied

Kavanaugh, S. J.

The Testing of Faith

A young, vibrant woman wonders if she has lost her faith. She doesn’t feel its magic anymore. She only wishes she could have back those moments when it all felt so wonderful.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch


Where exactly is Emmaus? Pilgrims to modern-day Israel are shocked to learn that as many as six sites are identified as “Emmaus.”


Thoughts from the
Early Church

Twelfth century author

Break your bread for the hungry, Lord, the bread that is yourself, so that human eyes may be opened, and it may not be regarded as a sin for us to long to be like you, knowing good and evil.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The Passover lamb was not originally interpreted as a ransom for sin or a means of expiation, but it did acquire that meaning in later Judaism. It was this later interpretation of the Passover that gave the early Christians some of the language with which to speak of the significance of the death of Christ.