Bishop Hagiya’s Easter 2018 Devotional

Matthew 28:1-10

After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Forty Six

Matthew 27:57-66

Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb. (vs. 61)

Begin by letting that simple, silent scene take shape and sink in. Then read the entire passage – Matt. 27:57-66 – and I think … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Forty Five

John 19:27-30

Then he said to the disciple, ‘Here is your mother.’ And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home. After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfil … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Forty Four

John 13:21c, John 13:25b

“One of you will betray me.”

“Lord, who is it?”

The full text of John 13:21-25 begins with a powerful phrase, “Jesus was troubled in his spirit.”13:21. It is a stirring phrase for many reasons. Clearly … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Forty Three

Hebrews 12:1-3

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Forty Two

John 12:20-36

Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, ‘Sir, we wish to see Jesus.’ Philip went and told … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Forty One

Psalm 36: 7b-9

All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. For with you is the fountain of … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Fourty

Revelation 21:5

And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.’ Also he said, ‘Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.’

Today is Palm Sunday as we begin the journey … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Thirty Nine

Revelation 19:6-7

Then, I heard what seemed to be a voice of a great multitude, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty thunderpeals, crying out, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let … Read More

Lent 2018: Day Thirty Eight

1 John 5:13-15 The Message (MSG)

My purpose in writing is simply this: that you who believe in God’s Son will know beyond the shadow of a doubt that you have eternal life, the reality and not the illusion. And … Read More