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Monthly Archives: December 2019
A Sermon Preached on The First Sunday of Christmas at The Anglican Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Kefalas, Crete December 29, 2019 11:00 am The readings (according to the Common Worship lectionary of the Church of England, which diverges … Continue reading
Day Twenty-Three of “Through Advent with Isaiah” The first reading on Christmas Day (the third Eucharist of Christmas), from the Hebrew scriptures, is (no surprise) from Isaiah. 7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who … Continue reading
Day Twenty-Three of “Through Advent with Isaiah” Here is the reading from Isaiah that is appointed for the first Eucharist of Christmas, and which will be used in millions of churches on Christmas Eve at the “Midnight Mass”. 1 But … Continue reading
Day Twenty-Two of “Through Advent with Isaiah” As discussed in earlier posts, the “servant” of God is a major theme in the Book of Isaiah. Much of the time the servant is identified: Descendants of Jacob and Judah (65:9). The … Continue reading
Day Twenty-One of “Through Advent with Isaiah” One of the most striking things about the transition from First Isaiah to Second Isaiah is the shift in interest in the Davidic monarchy. In First Isaiah the prophet begins in 1.1 and … Continue reading
Day Twenty of “Through Advent with Isaiah” As is well known, the synoptic gospels quote Isaiah 40 in reference to John the Baptist. In Isaiah 40 we read: 1 Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly … Continue reading