Journey of the Universe. Like John’s career  it may not lead to popularity. Harper One, 1st Edition, 2014. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Why would we refer to John’s martyrdom as his passion? Delio, Illia, editor. The Joy of the Gospel. Vaughan-Lee, Llewellyn. Is 49:1-6; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66, 80. Pope Francis. Pope Francis. Gaitley, Michael E. MIC. Homily starter anecdote: Be the finger of John the Baptist: Karl Barth, the great 20 th century Calvinist theologian, would wake up early in the morning, read the newspaper, and stare at a painting by Grunewald called Crucifixion.Jesus is hanging from the cross, apparently dead, while Mary and others morn. His role was to point to Jesus, to lead people to Jesus and to prepare people for Jesus. One set is… The Nativity of St. John the Baptist Isaiah 49:1-6 + Acts 13:22-26 + Luke 1:57-66,80 June 24, 2020 For surely the hand of the Lord was with him. The connection between Freemasonry and the Saints John - Baptist and Evangelist - wove itself into the very DNA of Freemasonry. John the Baptist reminds us of the importance of fidelity to our calling. Jesus: A Pilgrimage. We always refer to Jesus’ suffering and death as his passion. John the Baptist preached the truth about fidelity in marriage to Herod Antipas. The connection between Freemasonry and the Saints John – Baptist and Evangelist – … Franciscan Media, 2012. 138(139):1-3,13-15 Second Reading: Acts 13:22-26 Gospel Reading: Luke 1:57-66,80 _____ According to our Catholic Tradition, we celebrate the feast … Edited by Kim Nataraja. He proclaimed the coming of one who would not only bring light but would claim that he was the Light of the World. We need not be Christian, however, to revere this man’s unfaltering mission to bring the light with which he was entrusted. Delio, Ilia, O.S.F. He not only baptized Jesus, but pointed Him out to his own disciples. "Following in the Footsteps of Jesus: Meditations on the Gospels for Year A." "Prayer of the Heart in Christian and Sufi Mysticism. But to remain faithful to the promises we have made? THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST AND OUR CHRISTIAN RESPONSIBILITY. One set is… On the Feast of St. John the Baptist 299 years ago (June 24, 1717) four London lodges formed the Premier Grand Lodge of England. On the Feast of St. John the Baptist 299 years ago (June 24, 1717) four London lodges formed the Premier Grand Lodge of England. On this occasion, John the Baptist was like the prophets of old who enjoyed little success. Jesus: An Historical Approximation." Homily The Feast of the Passion of St. John the Baptist. June 24, 2020. Today we celebrate the birth of St John the Baptist; a voice who cried out in the wilderness and pointed us to One who is the Way, the Truth and the Light. Franciscan Media, 2011. The Nativity of St. John the Baptist Isaiah 49:1-6 + Acts 13:22-26 + Luke 1:57-66,80 June 24, 2020 For surely the hand of the Lord was with him. My blog for the Feast of St. Joseph vanished so we will see if I can post this. USCCB Communications, 3rd Printing, 2014. St. John the Baptist brought light to the world in his message and ministry. The sun and it symbolism and the central motif of light in our ritual and philosophy align with observing these two days. From Teilhard to Omega: Co:Creating an Unfinished Universe. As one gospel tells us, John gave his life ‘to testify to the light.’ He was not worthy to touch the sandals of Jesus. John the Baptist’s feast occurs close to the longest day of the year – where light holds sway longest over the dark. "Psalms: A Spiritual Commentary." One feature is a list of spiritual books. Change ). Horan, Daniel P, O.F.M. May our voices be raised in the wilderness as was his. And to remember, too, that the light is not just for us but for all who live in our world. Pagola, Jose. He is a Chrisitan martyr but also a witness to truth and an exemplar of fidelity to all who remember him with gratitude. Solemnity of the birth of St. John the Baptist. Marian Press, 2012. This feast is about the birth of John to Elizabeth, who was elderly and the fact that she gave birth to a son was God's doing. The Nativity of St. John the Baptist is so important a feast that there are two full sets of Scripture readings for Holy Mass. Daily reflections for prayer, growth in the spiritual life, and good prayer sources. Convivium, 2012. The Nativity of St. John the Baptist is so important a feast that there are two full sets of Scripture readings for Holy Mass. Both Johns’ feasts align with the solstices of our calendar. REFLECTION FOR THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF JOHN THE BAPTIST Rev. Pagola, Jose. Hansen, Michael, S.J. ( Log Out /  Orbis, 2013. Feast of St. John the Baptist Reflections On the Feast of St. John the Baptist 299 years ago (June 24, 1717) four London lodges formed the Premier Grand Lodge of England. Fr. HOMILY/REFLECTION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST . One of the refreshing things in this season of Freemasonry's… The First Spiritual Exercises: Four Guided Retreats/ Ave Maria Press, 2013. Dating God: Live and Love in the Way of St. Francis. Young, Sarah. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Henry Holt & Company, 2014. Days when the light is at its longest (the summer solstice was a few days ago) and it shortest are appropriate moments of both celebration of reflection for Freemasons. In my curiosity, as a child, I wondered how Pony could identify her name … Growing up, we had a dog called Pony. Orbis Books, 2012. The Church normally celebrates the deaths of saints rather than their births, since it is only after death that someone can be canonised. 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