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.

As always, thank you for your interest and support.  May God bless you in all that you do in His Name!  Amen.  Glory be to God for all things! Amen!

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.

As always, thank you for your interest and support.  Glory be to God for all things! Amen!

Four More Podcast Homilies for Trinity

I’ve uploaded four more revised Podcast Homilies, these for the Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Sundays after Trinity.  Next week (week of 5/13) I plan to record and upload the next four and, later in May and early June, complete the plan for issuing revised Podcast Homilies for the remaining Sundays in Trinity Season, through Sunday next before Advent.   As noted earlier, each of these revised versions includes cross-references to Other AIC Resources on the topics discussed, including Bible Study, Seasonal, and Christian Education videos and AIC Bookstore Publications.

Currently in progress is revisions to the Bible Study series, New Testament: Gospels.  All the episodes on the Gospel of St. Mark are now complete and ready to record and publish.

As always, thank you for your interest and support.  May God bless you in all that you do in His Name!  Glory be to God for all thing! Amen.

More Revised Podcast Homilies

I’ve now uploaded the first four Podcast Homilies in the revised series for Church Year 2018-2019 for Whitsunday and Trinity season.   These four, including Whitsunday, Trinity Sunday, First Sunday after Trinity and Second Sunday after Trinity, are linked from the Podcast Homilies page, with episodes listed in order according to the Church Calendar.  I anticipate recording the next four, Third Sunday after Trinity through Sixth Sunday after Trinity early next week.  The simple reason for the stretched-out schedule is that four episodes are all I can do without stress on either or both my voice and my back!   After four I begin to sound like a croaking frog – and we don’t want that!

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God the Father and God the Son, illumination in colored inks and gold on parchment, perspective correction applied, Ms. Royal 1 D X, Folio 98, British Library, London, England.

In my search for images for the video series for Trinity Season I used a few Western Church images which violate the ancient early Church prohibition (still followed in the Eastern Church) against images of the God the Father.  Andrei Rublev avoided the problem by using the three figures who visited Abraham.  In later research I found something appealing from the English Church tradition, from an early 13th C. Psalter made near Oxford before 1220 A.D.   The image of God the Father and God the Son are mirror likenesses inside a capital letter “O.”

As always, thank you for your continued interest and support.  May God bless you in all that you do in His Name. Amen!  Glory be to God for all things! Amen!

 

Good Friday A.D. 2019

Christ-Crucifixion-Rabula_Gospels-Detail1.jpgThe illustration is the central detail of an illumination on parchment from the Rabula Gospels, 586 A.D., the oldest surviving depictions of the Crucifixion.  The original is at the Laurentian Library, Florence, Italy.  Public Domain.  Source:  10000 Masterworks:  the Yorck Project.

For this Good Friday, readers may wish to re-visit In the Cross of Christ I Glory, a two-part video series revised in A.D. 2018 and accessible on the Digital Library page.  Use the links at the top or bottom of the pages, then scroll down (Programs are shown in chronological order on the Anglican Church Calendar)..

Podcast Homilies for Easter to Ascension

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Christ Resurrected (Gr: Anastasis) – Greek Orthodox narthex mosaic in the Byzantine style, 11th C.  Public Domain.   Jesus stands upon the destroyed gates of Hades, lifting Adam and Eve from the pit.

The revised edition of all seven Podcast Homilies for the period from Easter (Day) through Sunday after Ascension are now available, using links on the Podcast Homilies page.  The upload completes the updating of Podcast Homilies for all the Sundays from First Sunday in Advent through Sunday after Ascension.  The Podcast Homilies for Good Friday were updated in A.D. 2018.

In the revised versions, all the Podcast Homilies included cross reference to “Other AIC Resources” on topics covered in each homily.

The remaining Podcast Homilies for the balance of the Church Calendar (Whitsunday, Trinity Sunday and all the Sundays after Trinity, and Sunday next Before Advent) are currently in production, with recording and uploading anticipated before Whitsunday A,D. 2019.

As always, thank you for your interest and support.  Glory be to God for all things! Amen!

New Testament: Gospels – Episode Six

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St. Peter Paying the Temple Tax, illumination in colored inks on paper, Augustin Tumbler, Facetias Latinae et Germanicae (literally, Amusing Things), Konstanz, Germany, 1486 A.D. Codex HB V 24a. Public Domain (Wikipedia Commons).  Perspective correction applied.

Episode Six, the final episode focused on the Gospel of St. Matthew, in the AIC Bible Study Video series, New Testament: Gospels, is now online in video and podcast versions.  This completes the rebuild of the St. Matthew portion of the Bible Study Videos, making them consistent with current videos in all series and also adding many examples of historic Church art from many sources.  Episode Six includes selected examples of unique content and quotations, including the long form of the Lord’s Prayer and the Beatitudes, plus the “kingdom” parables, and, as shown in the illustration, the curious miracle of the coin in the fish at Capernaum (Matt. 17:24-29).

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In the next episode, Episode Seven, I focus on the Gospel of St. Mark with an introduction to its history, authorship, time frame, language, intended audience and style, plus the beginning of my discussion of St. Mark’s themes, starting the Jesus as Servant of the Father.

As always, thank you for your interest and support, which enables the production of these videos free-of-charge, on-demand, through links from this Web Site.

May God bless you in all that you do in his name! Amen.  Glory be to God for all things! Amen.

 

New Testament: Gospels – Episode Five

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Matthew Writing His Gospel.  Codex Aureus of Echternach.  Ms. Egerton 608, Folio 19v, British Library, London, England.  Perspective correction applied.

Episode Five in the revised version of our Bible Study Video series, New Testament: Gospels, was made available this morning in both video and podcast versions.  In this episode I continue my discussion of the final four examples of St. Matthew’s theme of the Life of Christ as fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies, plus the first examples of another of his themes, Jesus’ own prophecies of events to come.

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Listen to the Podcast.

The episode includes many more examples of rare Church art from the 6th through the 19th C., including Matthew Writing His Gospel, from the Codex Aureus of Echternach, made in the 2nd or 3rd Quarter, 11th C., based on the copy in Ms Egerton 608, Folio 19v, from the British Library, London, England.  I applied perspective correction to adjust the original image.

Next time, in Episode Six, the focus is on unique text in St. Matthew’s Gospel, including memorable sayings and quotations.

As always, thank you for your interest and support for this online ministry.

New Testament: Gospels – Episode Four

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Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, Miniature fresco, middle tier, north wall, Scrovegni Chapel, Padua, Italy, Giotto di Bondoni, 1304-1306.  Public Domain.

Episode Four in the revised New Testament: Gospels Bible Study Video series, delayed last week owing to technical issues, is now online.  The focus continues on the Life of Christ as fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy.  The episode begins with the coming of John the Baptist fulfilling prophecies of Isaiah and Malachi and ends with the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem.   The featured illustration for this post is miniature fresco of scenes in the Life of Christ by Italian artist Giotto di Bondoni from his series of frescoes on the north wall, Scrovegni Chapel, Padua, Italy.

WATCH EPISODE FOUR

LISTEN TO EPISODE FOUR PODCAST