The Death of Jesus

September 25, 2016

The Death of Jesus

A reading from the Gospel of Saint Matthew 27, 45 – 56:

From noon onward, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And about three o’clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” which means; “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” Some of the bystanders who heard it said, “This one is calling for Elijah.” Immediately one of them ran to get a sponge; he soaked it in wine, and putting it on a reed, gave it to him to drink. But the rest said, “Wait, let us see if Elijah comes to save him.” But Jesus cried out again in a loud voice, and gave up his spirit. And behold, the veil of the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth quaked, rocks were split, tombs were opened, and the bodies of many saints who had fallen asleep were raised. And coming forth from their tombs after his resurrection, they entered the holy city and appeared to many. The centurion and the men with him who were keeping a watch over Jesus feared greatly when they saw the earthquake and all that was happening, and they said, “Truly, this was the Son of God!” There were many women there, looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him. Among them were Mary Magdelene and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

We are having more rain these days. Today it rained in the morning but the sun came out in the afternoon and it was nice and warm with the sunshine. I have been busy these days and I had a good number of visitors who came to see the chapel of Our Blessed Mother and to ask for prayers. I wish to remind you again that I still have my Book of Remembrance. You can add names in that book and I celebrate Holy Mass three days a week for a full year for those written in the book. It only cost $15 to write a name in that book. So if you have any sick persons in your family, or if some are a problem, then write to me to enter their names in the Book of Remembrance. Send a cheque for the cost which will be equivalent to the number you want to enter in the book.

Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin.Jesus spoke to him these words,

“I love you My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who have a great faith in Me. The reading today is about My death on the cross. I was on the cross from noon until three o’clock in the afternoon. After shouting aloud twice, I gave up My spirit and died. While I was on the cross, I suffered greatly from the wounds in My feet and hands and from the crown of thorns on My head. I had also been beaten severely and I was bleeding all over My body. After My death, Joseph of Arimathea went to Ponius Pilate to get permission to remove My body from the cross. Pontius Pilate gave him permission and he went and took My body from the cross. When I died the earth quaked, rocks were split, tombs were opened, and the bodies of many saints who had fallen asleep were raised. When the centurion saw this and made an act of faith in Me saying, “Truly, this was the Son of God.” Soon after that they buried Me in a tomb nearby.
You know that My Mother Mary was also at the cross with many women and Saint John the Apostle was there too with My Mother. Know My friends that I died on the cross for your salvation. This was the price I had to pay to atone for all your sins. My Heavenly Father had asked Me to die for the salvation of you all. Come now all you who believe in Me and accept Me as your Savior and Redeemer. I am now risen from the dead and I am still working to help all of you to reach heaven one day. I bless you all.”

Father Melvin

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The Crucifixion

September 18, 2016

The Crucifixion

A reading from the Gospel of Saint Matthew 27, 33 – 44:

When they came to the place called Golgotha (which means Place of the Skull), they gave Jesus wine to drink mixed with gall. But when he had tasted it, he refused to drink. After they had crucified him, they divided his garments by casting lots; then they sat down and kept watch over him there. And they placed over his head the written charge against him: This is Jesus, the King of the Jews. Two revolutionaries were crucified with him, one on his right and the other on his left. Those passing by reviled him, shaking their heads and saying, “You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself, if you are the Son of God, and come down from the cross!” Likewise the chief priests with the scribes and elders mocked him and said, “He saved others; he cannot save himself. So he is the king of Israel! Let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now if he wants him. For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.'” The revolutionaries who were crucified with him also kept abusing him in the same way.

I thank the Lord for the very nice week we had. It was sunny almost every day and the temperature was up to 26 degrees Celsius almost every afternoon. My heath has been good only that I have a sore foot every now and then. The big cross of 27 feet I have in front of Our Lady’s Chapel used to be bright at night but now it does not light anymore. I would like to change the lights inside and replace them with new ones. I would need someone to come here with a truck with a high lift so these lights could be replaced. It would cost about $700 to buy the lights and to do that job. I would be very happy if you could help me to do this job. Thank you very much.

Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Redeemer given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,

“It is with great joy that I express My love for you My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who have great love for Me and who follow Me every day. The reading today is about My crucifixion on the cross. I had to carry My cross outside of Jerusalem to a place called Golgotha and there the soldiers crucified Me. They drove nails into My hands and feet and then lifted the cross up. They place Me between two revolutionaries who were also crucified. I had one on My right and the other on My left. You know that My Mother and My Apostle John were near the cross. There were also some women there including Mary Magdalene who was at the foot of the cross. The people around insulted Me and even the chief priests and scribes mocked Me. I was on the cross for about three hours in great pain. I suffered all this to atone for all your sins so that one day you can be with Me in heaven. I call you all to give your “yes” to Me and to offer yourselves completely to Me so that I can live in your heart and that we can have a close relationship together. I love you all.”

Father Melvin

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Mockery by the Soldiers

September 12, 2016

Mockery by the Soldiers

A reading from the Gospel of Saint Matthew 27, 27 – 31:

Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus inside the praetorium and gathered the whole cohort around him. They stripped off his clothes and threw a scarlet military cloak about him. Weaving a crown out of thorns, they placed it on his head, and a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” They spat upon him and took the reed and kept striking him on the head. And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the cloak, dressed him in his own clothes, and led him off to crucify him.

We had a mostly cloudy day today Sunday. It rained in the early morning and again in the evening. However, we should have a beautiful sunny day tomorrow. I thank all those who wrote to me during the past week and I also thank you for your donations and for those who wrote to enter names in the Book of Remembrance. May the Lord bless you all.

Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Redeemer given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,

“I love you My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who meditate on My Passion and death on the Cross. In the reading today you see that the Roman soldiers took me inside the building and stripped Me of my clothes and dressed Me in a military cloak. Then they weaved a crown of thorns and placed it on my head driving the thorns deep in My head so that plenty of blood flowed from these wounds. I felt great pain from the crown of thorns. Then the soldiers mocked Me by saying, “Hail, King of the Jews.” They also struck Me on the head with the reed and they spat right in My face. After that they took the military cloak off Me and dressed Me in My own clothes. Then they led Me off to crucify Me.
Remember, My dear friends, that I suffered horribly in order to atone for your sins and to open heaven for you. By My suffering, you can feel how terrible sin is that it cause Me to die in great suffering on the cross. I did all this to show you how much I love you. You are My brothers and sisters and I want you all with Me in heaven one day. I love you all.”

Father Melvin

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