Category Archives: Lectionary A1

Continuity and Rupture

In the last two weeks of the Lectionary, Weeks 29 and 30 of year A, we’ve had this story (in two parts): The Pharisees went off and plotted how they might entrap Jesus in speech. They sent their disciples to … Continue reading

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This is not an interfaith dialogue.

+ JMJ Today’s Readings: Isaiah 55:6-9 Philippians 1:20C-24, 27A Matthew 20:1-16A Et nunc magnificabitur Christus in corpore meo, sive per vitam, sive per mortem. Mihi enim vivere Christus est, et mori lucrum. Christ will be magnified in my body, whether … Continue reading

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All Teh Feelz

+ JMJ Today’s readings: 1 Timothy 3:14-16 Luke 7:31-35 Dixit Jesus, “Cui ergo similes dicam homines generationis hujus? et cui similes sunt? Similes sunt pueris sedentibus in foro, et loquentibus ad invicem, et dicentibus: Cantavimus vobis tibiis, et non saltastis: lamentavimus, … Continue reading

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Enculturated

Today’s readings: 1 Timothy 3:1-13 Luke 7:11-17 Suæ domui bene præpositum: filios habentem subditos cum omni castitate. Si quis autem domui suæ præesse nescit, quomodo ecclesiæ Dei diligentiam habebit? He must manage his own household well, keeping his children under control … Continue reading

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May G-d Bless & Keep the Tzar…

+ JMJ Today’s Readings: 1 Timothy 2:1-8 Luke 7:1-10 Obsecro igitur primum omnium fieri obsecrationes, orationes, postulationes, gratiarum actiones, pro omnibus hominibus: pro regibus, et omnibus qui in sublimitate sunt, ut quietam et tranquillam vitam agamus in omni pietate, et castitate: hoc … Continue reading

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At the Cross her Station Keeping

+ JMJ Today’s readings: 1 Timothy 1:1-2, 12-14 John 19:25-27 “Behold, your mother.” After the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (yesterday) comes the commemoration of Our Lady of Sorrows, noting, as St Simeon prophesied, a sword has … Continue reading

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We wanna go back to Egypt.

+ JMJ Today’s readings: Numbers 21:4B-9 Philippians 2:6-11 John 3:13-17 Cur eduxisti nos de Ægypto, ut moreremur in solitudine? deest panis, non sunt aquæ: anima nostra jam nauseat super cibo isto levissimo. Why have you brought us up from Egypt … Continue reading

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Pie in the Sky By and By When You Die

Today’s readings: Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 6:20-26 Beati pauperes, quia vestrum est regnum Dei. Blessed are you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours. Luke 6:20b It seems entirely possible to read this and other passages as if … Continue reading

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Making Up for Whatever is Lacking

+J+M+J+ Today’s readings: Colossians 1:24–2:3 Luke 6:6-11 Adimpleo ea quæ desunt passionum Christi, in carne mea pro corpore ejus, quod est Ecclesia. In my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ on behalf of … Continue reading

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Judgement and Love

Today’s Readings: Ezekiel 33:7-9 Romans 13:8-10 Matthew 18:15-20 Si autem peccaverit in te frater tuus, vade, et corripe eum inter te, et ipsum solum: si te audierit, lucratus eris fratrem tuum. If your brother sins against you, go and tell … Continue reading

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