1st Sunday After Christmas, December 27, 2020- Isaiah 61:10-62:3, Luke 2:22-40- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - It is important to note that amid the backdrop of emerging anti-Semitism decades following the death and resurrection of Christ, the author of Luke’s Gospel emphasized the important role Jewish leaders played in the nurturing and upbringing… Continue reading In The Meantime
4th Sunday of Advent, December 20, 2020- 2nd Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Luke 1:26-38- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - “Greetings, O favored one!” said the angel Gabriel, “The Lord is with you. But we are told that Mary was much confused and even frightened by this sudden intrusion and announcement of the angel. I… Continue reading The Lord Is with You
3rd Sunday of Advent, December 13, 2020- John 1:6-8, 19-28- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Who are you? We can understand the inquisitive nature of those sent by the Pharisees wondering if John the Baptist were the Christ or Elijah or a prophetic voice their scriptures had anticipated would precede the coming of… Continue reading Who Are You, and Why Are You Here?
2nd Sunday of Advent, December 6, 2020- Isaiah 40:1-5, Mark 1:1-8- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Are you a preparer of the way, or are you the way? Now what do I mean by that question? In the context of the biblical narrative, we clearly understand the way as being the way of… Continue reading Are You A Preparer of the Way, or the Way?