Commentary for The Baptism of Our Lord 10 January Texts for this week are Genesis 1:1-5, Psalm 29, Acts 19:1-7, and Mark 1:4-11Genesis 1:1-5, Psalm 29, Acts 19:1-7, and Mark 1:4-11 By Father Doug Woods Get the readings Genesis 1:1-5.  One of the things which really blows my mind is photos taken by the Hubble…

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Commentary for The Epiphany 6 January Texts for the Epiphany are Isaiah 60.1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14, Ephesians 3:1-12, and Matthew 2:1-12. By Father Doug Woods Get the readings Today is “six geese a-laying”, the sixth day of Christmas.  That song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, is an amusing way of going through the twelve days…

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Commentary for Advent IV 20 December 2020 The texts for this week, Advent 4, are 2 Sam 7.1-11, 16, Lk. 1.47-55, Rom. 16.25-27, and Lk 1.26-38 By Father Doug Woods Get the readings It’s dark and dreary today.  I think I have a real sense of what the carol “In the Bleak Midwinter” is talking…

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Commentary for Advent III 13 December 2020 The texts for this week are:  Isaiah 61:1-4, Psalm 126, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24, and John 1:6-8, 19-28. By Father Doug Woods Get the readings It snowed today.  It was really heavy and wet, typical early winter snow-not cold enough to give us the powder we normally get.  But…

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Commentary for Advent II 6 December 2020 The texts:  Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85.1-2, 8-13, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, and Mark 1:1-8. By Father Doug Woods Get the readings Isaiah 40:1-11 Isaiah was possibly written over a long period of time, running from the eighth century BCE to as late as the second century BCE.  Most commentators…

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Commentary for Advent I 29 November 2020 This week’s texts: Isaiah 64.1-9, Psalm 80.1-7, 17-19, 1 Corinthians 1.3-9, and Mark 13.24-37. By Father Doug Woods Get the readings Hello again! It’s a grey day today—typical November. It snowed on Sunday—10 cm.—and some of it’s still here. It’s supposed to warm up over the next several…

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Commentary for Pentecost XXIV 15 November 2020 Texts for this week are Judges 4.1-7, Psalm 123, 1 Thessalonians 5.1-11, and Matthew 25.14-30 By Father Doug Woods Get the readings Hi! It’s good to see you. It’s always good to be together with people who are interested in scripture. How are you? How are your family…

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Commentary for Pentecost XXIII, 8 November 2020 The texts for this week are: Joshua 24:2-a, 14-25, Psalm 78.1-7, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, and Matthew 25:1-13 By Father Doug Woods Get the readings For all commentaries on Sunday Scripture readings, click the <Explore Scripture> button on the home-page. I’m sitting on the edge of my seat. It’s…

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Commentary for All Saints’ Day, 1 November 2020 Texts for All Saints’ Day are Revelation 7:9-17, Psalm 34:1-10, 22, 1 John 3:1-3, and Matthew 5: 1-12 By Father Doug Woods Get the readings For all commentaries on Sunday Scripture readings, click the <Explore Scripture> button on the home-page. This year, the Feast of All Saints…

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Commentary for Pentecost XXI, 25 October 2020 Texts for Pentecost XXI are Deuteronomy 34.1-12, Psalm 90, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, and Matthew 22:34-46 By Father Doug Woods Get the readings Deuteronomy 34.1-12. Transition. Here it is, without our really being aware of it. Moses has been the leader of Israel throughout the Exodus. But Moses is mortal,…

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