A new Church Year begins on First Sunday in Advent, which is always the Sunday closest to Nov. 30th, the Feast of St. Andrew. With the start of the new Church Year, I will introduce a new series of Podcast Homilies for Morning Prayer. Since each of the existing Podcast Homilies on this site includes references to the appointed Epistle or “For the Epistle” reading, these new homilies will be focused on themes found in the appointed Psalm reading for the day in the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. In this new series I will explore both the theological and historical importance of each set of Psalm verses, especially looking for verses traditionally considered as evidence of Christ in the Psalms.
These new Podcast Homilies will be produced beginning in early November, but will only appear in conjunction with the appropriate Sunday. My plan is to stay about four weeks ahead of the calendar. Where possible, the homilies will include art work from the many English Psalters of the period around the 10th to the 15th C. This rich treasure of Christian art is rarely seen in the 21st C. Their appearance is made possible by the digitization of the collections of major libraries in England, the United States and continental Europe. I will use illumnations from several of these Psalters in the upcoming AIC Bookstore Publication, Easter: The Resurrection of Our Lord in Scripture, Art & Christian Tradition.
As always, thank you for your interest and support of this online ministry. Glory be to God for all things! Amen!