Scripture Notes – Sunday 25th July 2021

Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and gave them out to all who were sitting ready.


On this Sunday, we begin reading from John 6. It is especially suitable this year, as we pick up again our regular attendance at the Eucharist. The forced abstinence will certainly have left its mark. We may wonder what we missed, why we missed it and what sense does it now make to return to the worshipping community and the Lord’s Supper.

As a particular support this year, readers are offered a study/lectio paper entitled “On Returning to Eucharist: John 6”. The essay can be used in conjunction with a special series of extra gospel explorations. These are devoted to John 6, with a special introductory video on the background, layout and purpose of John 6. This week, there is a second video specifically on John 6:1-15.

John 6: special resources

  • On returning to Eucharist: John 6 (PDF)
  • John 6: An Introduction (YouTube / Zoom)
  • John 6:1-15 The Multiplication of the Loaves (YouTube Zoom)

The Readings

Further on the Eucharist

I recommend two books, both useful as we reconnect with the community of faith. Both came quickly via BookDepository.

Wishing you all every blessing and peace,

Kieran J. O’Mahony OSA