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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Glory be to God for all things! Amen!

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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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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New Testament: Gospels – Episode Three

Episode Three in the revised edition of The New Testament: Gospels was uploaded to YouTube earlier this afternoon.  The focus this time is completion of discussion of St. Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus, including the four women named, and the start of discussion of his theme of the Life of Christ as fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy.

Matthew-Writing-LindisfarnePCAThis week’s rarely seen illustration is the illumination of Matthew Writing His Gospel from the Lindisfarne Gospels, produced in England around 750 A.D., with perspective correction adjustments, from the British Library by way of the Yorck Project: 10,000 Masterworks.

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Next week’s release of Episode Four features more on the fulfillment of prophecy theme.

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