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The Loving Nature of God – Father Istifanus Sheyin

Gratitude should always be in the lips of every Christian; it is a foundational attitude of every Christian. In the 1st letter of St Paul to the Thessalonians 5:18, St Paul admonishes us to [...]

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The Reality of the Resurrection of Christ – Father Istifanus Sheyin

Chapter 21 of the gospel of John is written as an epilogue. It is meant to further demonstrate the reality of the resurrection of Christ. Certain theologians in the history of the church dared to [...]

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Mercy of God – Divine Mercy Sunday – Homily by Fr Charles Eneh

Divine mercy points towards the mercy of the Lord. The passion, resurrection and death are acts of mercy. God sent Jesus out of mercy to assume the form of man, to suffer, to die, and then to [...]

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Symbolism of the Resurrection – Easter Sunday – Charles Eneh

Today, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ because there was a ‘laying’ down. Jesus had to die and be laid in order to save mankind. In the book of Genesis chapter 3, after [...]

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The Suffering Nature of Christ – Palm Sunday – Father Istifanus Sheyin

We celebrate today the triumphal entry of Christ into Jerusalem. His kingship is not that of politics where he campaigns or makes promises. He never promised anything as He rode on the donkey [...]

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Merciful Father – Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

The reading of today, the 5th Sunday of Lent, makes us understand that God is very forgiving and keeps no account of our sins. If we are to pick up a piece of paper and write all our sins since [...]

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Prodigal Father – Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

We have yet another opportunity this 4th Sunday of Easter to celebrate half-way to the celebration of Easter. This is why the readings of today talk about celebrations. The first reading talks [...]

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Repent – Homily for the Third Sunday of Lent – Father Istifanus Sheyin

Brothers and sisters, on this third Sunday of Lent, we celebrate the Lord who frees us from slavery if we are willing to repent. For every freedom we enjoy from God, there is a history and a [...]

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A Life of Prayer – Homily for the Second Sunday of Lent

The first reading of today talks about the Covenant which became fulfilled in the New Testament with the birth of Christ. This Covenant, which we celebrate at Mass, is the source of our prayer [...]

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Temptation of Christ – Homily for the First Sunday of Lent – Father Istifanus Sheyin

Brothers and sisters, we have come as a people in appreciation of the goodness of God in our lives. One of such goodness is the blessing of witnessing another Lenten season which provides us with [...]

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