Episode One in the much-delayed AIC teaching video series, The Lord’s Prayer: Phrase-by-phrase is now available on our You Tube channel and also in a podcast version. The title slide includes James Tissot’s late 19th C. depiction of Jesus teaching the Disciples in charcoal, graphite and watercolor on gray wove paper, from the Life of Christ at the Brooklyn Museum.
Episode One includes the historical and Scriptural background for the prayer (the two versions, one in the Gospel of St. Matthew and the shorter version in the Gospel of St. Luke); a discussion of its literary structure, how it has been used in Christian worship. and how it should be used in personal prayers; and phrase-by-phrase commentary on the text of the Introduction and first three petitions (ending with Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven). The reading text and commentary follows the New King James Version (NKJV) text of Matthew 6:9-13. Episode Two will be available during the week of May 23rd, A.D. 2016.
Last’s week’s blog post contained a factual error: the Byzantine princess mentioned was the mother of Holy Roman Emperor Otto III, patron of the Bamberg Apocalypse, and not his wife.
Great news on the publishing front: Revelation: An Idealist Interpretation should be available through our Virtual Bookstore at https://www.amazon.com/author/ronald-e-shibley. In addition, the first three of the 2016 A.D. editions of the AIC Bookstore Publications are now also available in Kindle format: Prayers in the Christian Tradition, Hear Us, O Lord, and The Prayer Book Psalter. In the 2016 editions, the information about the AIC Bookstore was updated. The remaining books will be made available in Kindle format in the next week to 10 days.
As always, thank you for your interest in and support of this Internet-based teaching ministry. May God bless you in all that you do in His Name. Amen! Glory be to God for all things! Amen!