On a hot summer evening last Friday Professor Francis Moloney, SDB gave a lecture to about 20 people on the topic, What is the Gospel?

Professor Francis Moloney

Professor Francis Moloney

Over the course of an hour Frank addressed the following topics: What is the word of God and how can we hear what it says? What is the gospel and how it differs from a biography? How did the written texts we call gospels come into existence? What do the gospels of Mathew, Mark and Luke differ and what do they have in common? How does the gospel of John illustrate a different vision of Jesus? An introduction to the gospel of Mark and how it presents Jesus in its linchpin chapter eight as the bread of life concluding with the transfiguration of Jesus.

This was to launch our planned five week Lenten program studying the gospel of Mark. In this program we intend to meet on Wednesday evenings in order to study especially the Markan texts used in the Byzantine lectionary on Sundays. Those Sundays include four of the five Sundays of Lent. Mark is also used on the Sunday before Epiphany, the Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross, and the second Sunday after Easter.

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We thank Fr Maloney for getting us started on this venture.

Very Rev. Dr Brian J. Kelty, EV
Eparchial Vicar for Evangelization
Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul