Advent: Saturday of First Week
Readings Morning Isaiah 18 Mark 4:1-20 Psalms 24–26 Evening Isaiah 19:1-17 Revelation 11 Psalms 24–26 Reflection Enthronement and Temple Dedication THE SEVENTH TRUMPET in the…
Advent: Friday of First Week
Readings Morning Isaiah 14:3–15:9 Mark 3:13-15 Psalms 19–21 Evening Isaiah 16–17 Revelation 10 Psalms 19–21 Reflection PSALM 19 OPENS WITH this notice: “The heavens reveal…
Advent: Thursday of First Week
Readings Morning Isaiah 10.24-34 (11.1-10) Mark 2.23–3.12 Psalms 15–17 Evening Isaiah 13.1–14.2 Revelation 9 Psalms 15–17 Reflection Judgment against Assyria (Isa 10.24-34) YESTERDAY’S READINGS REMINDED…
Advent: Wednesday of First Week
Where did anyone get the idea that Isaiah was a cheerful gospeler?
Advent: Monday of First Week
The first week of Advent begins with language of Israel’s judgment in terms that end up sounding like the Lamb opening the six seals in the book of Revelation (Isa 4:1; Rev 6).
Advent: First Sunday
Advent readings open with Isaiah’s warning for rebellious Judah and Jerusalem (Isa 1:1-31) and then introduce the Lord’s future reign as a time of reckoning for their pagan ways (Isa 2). Only this reckoning for the house of God could prepare it to serve as a blessing to the nations, for which Abraham’s offspring were called in the first place (Gen 12:1-3).