29 Aug: Mark tells the story of the death of John the Baptist, in our gospel for that feast, in a way that makes clear that this death was a prelude to the passion and death of Jesus.
Although shorter than those of Matthew, Luke and John, Mark's Gospel narrates a rich story, centred fully on Christ but drawing on the characters of his disciples.
How can Matthew's account of Jesus's last words to his disciples - words through which Jesus continues to speak to the Church today - lead us to a renewed appreciation of the rest of the gospel?
During Holy Week this year, we hear the Passion narratives from Mark’s Gospel, on Palm Sunday, and John’s Gospel, on Good Friday. How, through these Scriptures, do we meet Jesus as our Servant, Priest and King?
15 Oct: We hear the end of Paul's letter to the church of Philippi, which is a source of pastoral advice and joyful encouragement to the Philippian Christians.
This elegantly-produced work serves a dual purpose: it reflects an actual pilgrimage to the Holy Land by the author; and it is a sort of verbal pilgrimage through the texts of the third Gospel.
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