• 2021 April 14

    The homily of the Archbishop on Divine Mercy Sunday

    My dear brother and sisters in Christ, the Gospel today begins with the apostles, having locked themselves in the room out of fear of the Jews. Jesus has just been murdered on the cross, ant they are imagining probably the worst-case scenarios, what might happen to them. They are full of fear, anxiety, frustration and […] Read more

  • 2020 April 21

    Homily of Archbishop Grušas, Divine Mercy Sunday 2020

    Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, “Peace be with you!” These words of Jesus resonate in the hearts of the frightened disciples who are hiding behind closed doors afraid of persecution. We may not experience such direct persecution today, but many of us are in a very similar state: quarantined at home, afraid of contagion, […] Read more

  • 2019 November 22

    Homily of Abp Grušas – Burial of 1863 uprising participants’ remains

    Dear brothers and sisters, “For your freedom and ours!” – that was the motto of those who took part in the uprising. In God’s plan, nothing happens by chance. The insurgents’ remains which were discovered two years ago and are being buried today bear a message that is relevant for us today as well. What […] Read more

  • 2019 July 1

    The Homily of Archbishop Gintaras Grušas in Lublin

    Today’s liturgical readings urge us to reflect on how God calls individuals and nations into service and relationship throughout salvation history.  In our first reading we have the story of the call of Elisha to leave his current life and follow the great prophet Elijah. A call that will eventually make him Elijah’s successor.  He […] Read more

  • 2019 April 29

    Archbishop Grušas’ Homily on Divine Mercy Sunday

    Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, hearing the words of today’s gospel: “when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews” (Jn 20:19) – we remember our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka and other places around the world where Christians are persecuted today, where to gather to pray means to […] Read more

  • 2018 April 10

    Homily of Abp Gintaras Grušas on Divine Mercy Sunday in the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Vilnius

    Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, At the center of the gospel this Divine Mercy Sunday we see the unfolding of the drama of the apostle Thomas: “Until I see, I will not believe” – says Thomas (cf. Jn 20,25). Within his stubborness is hidden more than just a hardness of heart. Incredibly, doubting Thomas […] Read more

  • 2017 April 24

    Archbishop Gintaras Grušas’ Divine Mercy Sunday Homily

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In today’s first reading we see a joyful, open and vibrant community of apostles.  In these early years of the Church, what did the Church look like to those who witnessed this new phenomenon?  In our first reading we heard that “Awe came upon everyone”, the faithful enjoyed “favor […] Read more

  • 2015 August 25

    Homily in the Feast of Mary, Queen of the Lakes

    In today’s second reading we hear that the “fullness of time” has already come – God has sent his Son and we have entered into a new relation with our Creator.  The Creator of Heaven and Earth, of men and angels, of the forests and the lakes. We now have the incredible privilege of calling […] Read more

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