The Advent lectionary – A Journey towards Christmas with the Bible
On Wednesday 23 November at 7pm Fr Adrian Graffy, parish priest in East London, and a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, will give an in–person Faith Talk on the Advent lectionary at the Catholic Church of Christ the Eternal High Priest in Gidea Park. “The Advent lectionary is particularly rich, with readings from the prophets, gospels about John the Baptist, the ‘O’ antiphons, and the gospel accounts of events before Jesus’ birth,” he says.
At the Gidea Park event, which will also be live-streamed, Fr Adrian will give an introduction to the Scripture readings of Advent, and present ‘Scripture Readings: Advent’ on www.whatgoodnews.org. The website pages will provide the text of the readings (Revised New Jerusalem Bible) for every day of Advent, with commentary on each, and suggestions for prayer and reflection.
The event is free of charge and there is no need to register. Refreshments in the hall from 6.30pm.
The event will be live-streamed – via www.whatgoodnews.org on the day or through the website later once the programme has been uploaded.