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‘Greek’ – Dr. James Patrick, January 28, 2017

The Romans gave the inhabitants of Hellas the name Graeci but they called themselves Hellenes. In Homer Hellas is a Thessalian tribe and the Greeks are Achaeans, but in the historical period Greeks are Hellenes and Athens is the “school of Hellas.” As a people they appear on the stage of time as ordinary folks, sometimes noble, sometimes traitorous but their literature is, after the Hebrew Scriptures the most important in the West and perhaps in the world. Their cultural dominance is the work of a mere three centuries, from Hesiod and Homer in the eighth century before Christ to the fifth century Athenian bloom, Ictinus and the Parthenon, the playwrights Euripides and Sophocles, the historians Herodotus and Thucydides, Plato ...

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The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Joy in the Law Ezra read plainly from the book of the law of God, Interpreting it so that all could understand what was read. Then Nehemiah, that is, His Excellency, and Ezra the priest-scribe And the Levites who were ...
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The Feast of The Baptism of the Lord

God's Gentleness He shall bring forth justice to the nations, not crying out, not shouting, not making His voice heard in the Street. A bruised reed He shall not break and a smoldering flax he shall not quench. Isaiah 42:2–3 ...

The Feast of the Epiphany

His Star We saw His star as its rising And have come to worship him. Matthew 2:2 For the Mediterranean world, Greeks and Romans, Hebrews and Egyptians, life was part of a larger system and our lives were seen as ...

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

When the New Life Began Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word. Luke 1:38 The turning of the times from futility to fulfilment may be seen as the ...