Here we are again at the start of the “Gesima” season with Septuagesima Sunday, the ninth Sunday before Easter, 64 (and not 70) days before Easter. In the Podcast Homily I posted today you will find a brief discussion of the origin of the “Gesima” naming system, plus a homily for Septuagesima Sunday. The Scripture references are 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 and Matthew 20:1-16, the Parable of the Laborers. I discuss the symbolism of the characters from the perspective of St. Paul and many of the writers of the early Christian Church. Listen to the MP3 version.
I also uploaded Episode 37 in The New Testament: Gospels & Epistles to our You Tube channel. Episode 37 is focused on three more “signs” in the Gospel of St. John: the Healing of the Nobleman’s Son (John 4:46-54); the Paralytic Man (John 5:1-15) and Part 1 of 2 of the healing of the Blind Man (John 9:1-41). For the Blind Man portion, the discussion is limited to the account of the healing, with discussion of the aftermath involving the blind man, his parents, the Pharisees and Jesus reserved for Episode 38. Watch the Video. There is also a Podcast version (audio only): Listen to the MP3 Podcast
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