23 Jan 2016

24th January 2016 - Lectio Divina - "Who leads the Church - Extracts from the Acts of the Apostle" - 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

On this weeks programme John, Anne, Martina and Michael explore the book/guide published by Bishop Brendan Leahy on "Who leads the Church? - Extracts from the Acts of the Apostles". We have our regular reflection on the Sunday gospel as well as some local notices and other bits and pieces.
You can listen to the podcast of this weeks full programme HERE.
Lectio Divina - "Who leads the Church? - Extracts from the Acts of the Apostles"

John and the team work their way through a reflection taken from Bishop Leahy's recent book "Who leads the Church?" as an example of lectio divina as guided through the Acts of the Apostles following the steps set out in the guide as an example of lectio divina.

You can listen to the lectio section from the programme HERE.
For a freeccopy of Bishop Brendan's work you can get it here.

Find out more about the initiative for prayer and lectio divina on the Synod 2016 website HERE.

Gospel - Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21
Since many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the events
that have been fulfilled among us,
just as those who were eyewitnesses from the beginning
and ministers of the word have handed them down to us,
I too have decided,
after investigating everything accurately anew,
to write it down in an orderly sequence for you,
most excellent Theophilus,
so that you may realize the certainty of the teachings
you have received.

Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit,
and news of him spread throughout the whole region.
He taught in their synagogues and was praised by all.

He came to Nazareth, where he had grown up,
and went according to his custom
into the synagogue on the sabbath day.
He stood up to read and was handed a scroll of the prophet Isaiah.
He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written:
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring glad tidings to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.
Rolling up the scroll, he handed it back to the attendant and sat down,
and the eyes of all in the synagogue looked intently at him.
He said to them, “Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.”
Reflections on this weeks gospel:
Word on Fire
English Dominicans
Centre for Liturgy
Sunday Reflections
Liturgical Odds & Ends
Liturgy of the Hours - Psalter week 3, 3rd week in ordinary time
Saints of the Week
January 25th - Conversion of St Paul
January 26th - Ss Timothy & Titus
January 27th - St Angela Merici
January 28th - St Thomas Acquinas
January 29th - Saint Dallan Forghaill
January 30th - St Aidan of Ferns

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