Monthly Archives: December 2019

Visioning Sunday Responses

December 1, 2019 – The First Sunday of Advent The Anglican Church of St Thomas the Apostle, Kefalas Apokoronas, Crete, Greece Diocese of Europe | Church of England   In place of a sermon time the people present at the … Continue reading

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God’s Story: It’s Always Jesus!

A Sermon Preached On Christ the King: The Sunday Before Advent Sunday, November 24, 2019, 11:00 am also being The Fourth Sunday in a Season of Visioning at the Anglican Church of St Thomas, Kefalas, Crete, Greece. Somewhat expanded and … Continue reading

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The Texts of Isaiah

Day Eighteen of “Through Advent with Isaiah” Although parts of the Book of Isaiah go back as far as the eighth century BCE – 2700 years or so – the oldest complete manuscripts are only about a thousand years old. … Continue reading

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The Servant of God in Isaiah

Day Seventeen of “Through Advent with Isaiah” Bernard Duhm (1847-1928) wasn’t a liturgist, but his work has influenced the lectionary used in the Catholic, Protestant, and Anglican churches. In Holy Week the readings from the Hebrew Bible, traditionally called the … Continue reading

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Isaiah and His Kings: Cyrus the Great

Day Sixteen of “Through Advent with Isaiah” The scholarly consensus is that the Book of Isaiah was written over a period of several centuries, beginning with the prophet and his immediate disciples in the late 8th century BCE, continuing through … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton on Isaiah

Day Fifteen of “Through Advent with Isaiah” Thomas Merton wrote in The Waters of Siloe, pp. 295-296: The whole harmonious structure of the simple observances, the monastic life we have been discussing, the simple round of prayer and labor and … Continue reading

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Justice in III Isaiah

Day Fourteen of “Through Advent with Isaiah” Whereas justice in II Isaiah deals with the cost of being faithful to Yahweh and ministering to the poor, the widowed, the orphan, and the powerless, justice in III Isaiah seems to be … Continue reading

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