Bible Study Videos: Episode Twelve

Episode Twelve in the revised and expanded version of the AIC Bible Study Video series, New Testament: Gospels, is now available.  The episode is the first of thirteen episodes focused on the Gospel of St. Luke.  Episode One is a general introduction to St. Luke, including history, language, canonical acceptance, intended audience, major themes, and starts discussion of the text with the first “annunciation,” in this case to Zacharias.  The episode running time is just over 34 minute.

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Luke_St_Augustine's_Gospels_Corpus_Christi_Cambridge_MS_286-PCA-96dpiThe episode is loaded with many of the examples of historic art added to our library in the last year.  Few in the Western Church are aware that St. Luke is credited in the Eastern Church and among many Roman Catholics as the first icon-painter. The episode includes St. Luke Painting the Virgin Mary, a miniature illumination (less than 1″)  in colored inks and gold on parchment with an elaborate floral border from The Gospels of Luke and John, a codex made in England in the 1st Quarter of the 16th C., from Ms. Royal 1 E V, Folio 3, British Library, London, England.  The image is so small that I could not use it here.  Instead, I offer another you, St. Luke Writing His Gospel, an illumination in tempera and gilt on vellum from the St. Augustine Gospels, begun in Italy (presumably Rome) in the 6th C. and completed in England after being given to Corpus Christi College, Cambrige, by St. Gregory the Great.  The original is at Cambridge, CCCC Library Mss 286, Folio 129v.  This version is in lower resolution for internet use.  The version in the video is 300 dpi.  Both versions have been modified with perspective correction technology.

There are a total of eleven images of St. Luke, three of Zacharias and Elizabeth, one of the Archangel Gabriel, one of the Blessed Virgin and Child, and one of John the Baptist (who will get more coverage in Episode Thirteen),

Episode Thirteen should be available next week.  I am currently working on the script and slides for Episode Thirty-one, focused on the Gospel of St. John.  The episodes on both St. Luke and St. John are the most changed from the original version.  Across the entire series I have added more Scriptural quotations (to help make sure the context is complete), included more examples of Church art, and added internal cross-references to otherl episodes in the same topic is discussed, both in earlier and later episodes of the series.  With rare exceptions, content remains in the same episode as the earlier version.

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Bible Study Videos – Episode Eleven

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Episode Eleven, the final episode in New Testament: Gospels, is focused on the Gospel of St. Mark is now online in both video and podcast versions.  The subjects are the “Turning Point” verse (10:45) and ten examples of unique content or details.   The illustration, The Empty Tomb, is the upper panel, in a 3-tier miniature illumination in colored inks and gold on parchment from the Codex Aureus of Echternach, circa 1030-1050 A.D., German National Museum, Munich, Germany and in several other locations.  It shows the three women with an angel at the empty tomb.  Only St. Mark identifies Salome as one of the women.  In a higher resolution version the effect of the gilding is much more obvious.

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Next week I hope to upload Episode Twelve, the first focused on the Gospel of St. Luke. I am currently working on text and slides for Episode Twenty-nine on the Gospel of St. John.  Other obligations nearly kept me from getting Episode Eleven out this week.

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Bible Study Videos – Episode Ten

Christ-Feeding Multitude-CodexEgberti-Fol047vEpisode Ten in the revised and expanded Bible Study Video series, New Testament: Gospels, is now available.  This latest episode includes the final 3 of 18 miracles and the Jesus-Disciples dialogue that comes immediately before the Turning Point Verse, Mark 10:45.   The selected illustration is Feeding the Multitude, an illumination in tempera and gilt on parchment from the Codex Egberti, a Gospel book prepared for Egbert, Bishop of Trier, between 980 and 993 A.D. at the Reichenau Monastery, Reichenau, Germany.  Folio 047V, Trier City Library, Trier, Germany.

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Episode Eleven, the last focused on the Gospel of St. Mark, is almost complete and will be uploaded next week.  The slides and script for all the episodes for the Gospel of St. Luke are complete, but I have not yet recorded the sound track and matched the pictures to the sound using iMovie on my Mac Pro.   I am currently working on the slides and text for Episode Twenty-seven, the second to be focused on the Gospel of St. John.

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Bible Study Videos – Episode 9

Christ-Calming the Sea-Otto III-11thC-Alt1-PCAEpisode Nine in the revised edition of our Bible Study series, New Testament: Gospels is now online in both video and podcast versions.  In Episode Nine I continue discussion of the Gospel of St. Mark with the next six of eighteen miracles he describes.  The first three demonstate Divine Power over Nature and the second three demonstrate Divine Power over Speech and Sight.  The illustration, Calming the Seas, is the top half of a miniature illumination in colored inks and gilt on vellum from the Gospels of Otto III, produced at Reichenau Monastery, Reichenau, Germany, in the late 10th or early 11th C.  The original is at the Bavarian State Library, Munich, Germany.  I applied perspective correction to the original image.   Otto III was a Saxon/German king who ruled the Holy Roman Empire in Europe, which was revived in 800 A.D. by Charlemagne.  The monastery is the same facility where the Bamberg Apocalypse was prepared in the early 11th C.  Viewers who have read the AIC Bookstore Publication, Revelation: An Idealist Interpretation, which includes 51 illustrations from the Bamberg Apocalypse, will recognize the style and, possibly, some of the faces.

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The next episode in the series will be available during the week of July 8th.  I am currently working on the text and slides for Episode Twenty-seven, the second focused on the Gospel of St. John.   That episode will include many images of St. John which have only recently become available to the general public.

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Bible Study Videos – Episode 8

Episode Eight in the revised version of New Testament: Gospels is now available in Video and Podcast versions.  The episode is focused on the first nine of eighteen miracles described by St. Mark as demonstrating Divine Power over Evil Spirits/Demons and Sickness.   There are twice as many illustrations as in previous versions, many from sources only made available to the public in recent years.

Christ-Healing Man with Withered Hand-HitdaCodex-Alt1.jpgThe example is Christ Healing the Man with a Withered Hand from the Hitda Codex, a Gospel book commissioned by and named in honor of the Abbess of the convent at Meschede, Germany, after 1020 A.D., Hessische Landesbibliotek, Darmstadt, Germany.  Photoshop effects applied.  The document is in the artistic tradition of the Ottonian dynasty of Saxon kings, successors to Charlesmagne in the revived Holy Roman Empire in Western Europe.

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Episode Nine, focused on six more miracles, three demonstrating Divine Power over Nature and threee demonstrating Divine Power over Speech and Sight, will be released next week.

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Bible Study Videos – Episode Seven

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St. Mark Writing His Gospel, Reichenau Gospels, 11th C, Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD. Creative Commons (CC-o license).

Episode Seven in the revised AIC Bible Study Video series, New Testament: Gospels, was uploaded to our YouTube channel this morning.  It is the first of five episodes focused on the Gospel of St. Mark.  The remaining four will be uploaded later this month and in early July, with a target of one episode per week

The illustration is superb example of Church art of the late Ottonian period of the revived Holy Roman Empire in western Europe.  It was made at Reichenau Monastery, Reichenau Island, Lake Constance, Germany.  The winged lion at the top is a traditional symbol of St. Mark.

Episode Seven includes a brief historical introduction, with discussion of intended audience, language and major themes, beginning with Jesus as Servant.

These new versions include many new illustrations and more direct Scripture quotations, presented in the same style as the most recent AIC video series.  I have completed the script and slides up to Episode Twenty-four and am closing in on finishing Episode Twenty-five, the last focused on the Gospel of St. Luke.  With the revised Podcast Homilies series for the 2018-2019 A.D. Church Year I can focus on wrapping up the rest of the revisions for Episode Twenty-six through Episode Forty-five.

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Revised Podcast Homilies for Trinity Season Now Complete

All the Podcast Homilies for Trinity Season, including Sunday next before Advent. are now available in their revised versions.  Each includes cross-reference to Other AIC Resources, including videos, podcastsand books, on the same words, topics and phrases.  All links to previous versions of the Podcast Homilies have been deleted.

Now that this year-long task is completed, I plan to return to work on the Bible Study video series, New Testament: Gospels.  Episodes on the Gospel of St. Matthew were uploaded earlier this year.  With luck, next week I will begin uploading the episodes on the Gospel of St. Mark.  Some are already available for uploading.  Others need editing of the voice track.  I am currently working on the script and slides for the final episode focused on the Gospel of St. Luke.  All links to previous versions are no longer available.  As of Episode Twenty-four, the number of slides in the series is more than double that of the previous version.  The additional slides include more actual Scriptural quotations and many more illustrations from the artistic tradition of the Church.  These revised versions will give viewers a glimpse of the latest historic art now available in the public domain.  Many of these from the 10th through the 16th C. have never been available to the non-scholar general public.  Many libraries are now very busy digitizing their collections.  I will be watching for additional material as it becomes available.  These great works of religious art have been added to our Internet presence as an aid to greater spiritual understanding of the content of Scripture.

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Next Four Revised Podcast Homilies for Trinity Season

After a one-week delay the next four revised Podcast Homilies for Fourteenth through Eighteenth Sundays after Trinity are now linked from the Podcast Homilies page.  The remaining revisions should be completed before 21 June.  Apologies to our regular viewers for the delay.

Meanwhile, I’ve been working on revisions to the New Testament: Gospels video series and expect to begin uploading the episodes on the Gospel of St. Mark before the end of June 2019 A.D.

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Another Four Podcast Homilies

As promised last week, the next four revised Podcast Homilies for Trinity Season, for Eleventh through Fourteenth Sunday, have now been uploaded.  My plan is to complete the series before 15 June, with T-15 to T-18 during the week of Memorial Day.

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