Catecheses on the Main Figures of John’s Gospel

Archive of the Catecheses given in 2012/13

The Beloved Disciple in the Gospel of John

The last in the series of catecheses on the main figures in the Gospel of John will get us to know probably the most enigmatic of the main figures we encountered this year; the Beloved Disciple. We find traces of this disciple (commonly associated with the Apostle John) all along the Gospel, and it seems […]

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Thomas in the Gospel of John

The month of April renews our appointment with another main figure in the Gospel of John; the apostle Thomas. We shall take a look at how the fourth evangelist uniquely portrays another facet of discipleship through Thomas, commonly known as ‘Doubting Thomas’ due to the marking episode at the end of the Gospel where Thomas’ […]

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Peter in the Gospel of John

The biblical figure from the Gospel of John for the month of February will be the apostle Peter. We will take a closer look at the how the author of the Fourth Gospel examines this very important figure in the Tradition of the Church, and try to deduce what Peter, as one of the disciples […]

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Lazarus, Martha & Mary

The Friends of Jesus

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The Samaritan Woman in the Gospel of John

The month of December will have us meet another important character from the perspective of the fourth Gospel; the Samaritan Woman. It is in chapter 4 that we meet this woman who has a very peculiar and unexpected meeting with Jesus. In fact, Jesus being a Jew would not have normally spoken to this Samaritan […]

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Nicodemus

As has become tradition at the Oratory, we start every month with a Biblical Catechesis¬†and in the light of the series of catecheses on main characters from the Gospel of John, for the month of November we will be taking a look at the character of Nicodemus. This somewhat mysterious character who we first encounter […]

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John the Baptist

  This year’s Biblical Catecheses will focus on the main figures in the Gospel of John, considered to be the ‘different‘ Gospel by many scholars. During every catechesis a different character will be reflected upon, and an attempt will be made to apply the life of each character to our everyday life. The first of […]

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