Freezing rain and snow have advantages: I’ve used the occasion of being housebound to produce four more episodes on the Gospel of St. Luke and upload them to our host site, Vimeo.com. These episodes include discussion, in order, of the Parables of the Good Samaritan, the Rich Fool, the Chief Seats, the Lost Coin, the Lost Son (or Prodigal Son), the Unjust Steward, the Rich Man and Lazarus, the Tenacious Widow, and the.Pharisee and the Tax Collector (or Publican). Illustrations in these episodes are from the 6th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th C. These are displayed in high resolution format. The AIC is especially grateful to the Universitats- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt, Darmstadt,Germany, for the images from the Hitda Codex, a magnificent illuminated Bible in the Carolingian style generally seen only in low resolution versions with distorted color rendition. As I have done throughout the series, each illustration is accompanied by a source citation, usually including manuscript, or shelf, numbers, folio numbers and location of the original documents. We have permissions from other sources for high resolution images in each of the new series of illuminated Gospels. The Gospel of John: Annotated & Illustrated is currently available using the Virtual Bookstore link on our Home page. The Gospel of Luke: Annotated & Illustrated is in printed proof stage. The volume on Mark is currently near the end of the initial proof-reading stage. The volume on Matthew’s Gospel is complete but has not yet entered in proofreading phase.
These four episodes are focused on the unique parables in the Gospel of Luke. Episode 20 is also the first of six episodes focused on Unique Details, Events and Quotations in the Gospel of Luke. Of the remaining five episodes (numbers 21 to 25), I am working today on # 21) and hope that I can finish it and the remaining episodes by the end of the week of February 15th.
As always, I thank viewers, listeners and readers of AIC materials for their interest and support. Glory be to God for all things! Amen.