On June 24th, the Catholic, Lutheran and Anglican churches celebrate the solemnity of the birth of John the Baptist. When June 24 falls on Sunday, the solemnity takes precedence over the ordinary readings. So today, we consider the readings relating to the birth of John the Baptist, taken from Luke’s Gospel. The Linked Fate of […]

Our reading for the Third Sunday of Advent comes from the Gospel of John. In somes ways, this passage echoes the reading from last Sunday. In last week’s Gospel reading, Mark the Evangelist introduces us to John the Baptist and Mark quotes from Isaiah 40:2. ¬†Mark tells us that John the Baptist fulfills prophecies about […]