Epiphany of Our Lord

January 5, 2020
A literary masterpiece, this brief episode in Matthew's story has captured the imagination of Christians for centuries and inspired the formation of numerous legends.  The magi came to be identified…

3rd Sunday in Advent

December 15, 2019
The Book of Ezra begins by seeing King Cyrus' decree to release the exiles as the fulfillment of God's promise in Jeremiah 29:10 (Ezra 1:1-4).  It is concerned with the…

2nd Sunday in Advent

December 8, 2019
Isaiah was a prophet during the reign of King Hezekiah.  And yet, this book speaks to the people of God returning from exile back to Jerusalem.  Isaiah's message to the…

1st Sunday in Advent

December 1, 2019
Jeremiah, a prophet, was born during King Josiah’s reign in the southern kingdom of Judah.  He lived during the darkest time of history when Egypt, Assyria, and Babylon (modern-day Iraq)…