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The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

+ + + Jesu Juva + + + The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity Text: Luke 17:11-19 In the Name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. In the Gospel of St. John the Holy Spirit tells us that our Lord Jesus, “came to His own, and His own […]

More on St. Barthol Gospel

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

v 51 seems to bear a striking connection to Gen 28 – Jacob’s vision.  RC scholar Raymond Brown indicates that “since the time of Augustine (but not before) exegets have seen a connection between vs. 51 and Gen 28:12, where in a dream Jacob sees a ladder stretching from earth to heaven, “…and the angels of God […]

Exegesis for St. Bartholomew Gospel – St. John 1:43-51

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

Here is an excerpt from a piece by ELCA theologian Paul Berge on Epiph Gospels that addresses the St. Bartholomew Gospel: John 1:43-51 Texts in Context The Beginning of the Good News: The Epiphany Gospels in Mark and John   PAUL S. BERGE Luther Seminary St. Paul, Minnesota   From “Word and World” Volume XVII, number 1  […]

2 Kings 5:1-19 and Luke 17:11-19

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

There are some interesting parallels between the story of the healing of the Ten Lepers and that of the healing of Naaman, the Syrian: 1. Both Naaman and the Samaritan are characterized as lepers and as foreigners 2. The Samaritan location 3. Communication from a distance 4. Delayed cleansing (after leaving the healer) 5. Return […]

The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

+ + + Jesu Juva + + + The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity Text: Luke 10:23-37 In the Name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. You have set out on this journey we call life and even before the journey began you were set upon by sin—sin […]


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