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Scripture Notes – Sunday 9th January 2022

 ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on you.’


From a calendar point of view, the Christmas season is over. Nevertheless, the continuous reading from Luke does not start until the third Sunday of the year (19 January 2022). We pause for an extended Epiphany season. This started with the Epiphany proper on the 6th of January. The following Sunday is dedicated to the Baptism of the Lord, also considered an epiphany. Not only that but the Sunday after that is dedicated to the Wedding Feast of Cana — yet another epiphany of sorts. These are rich feasts and the readings invite deep reflection. You may find the extra Gospel exploration (below) useful in that regard.

The Readings

Some inspiration

Contemporary Icons of the Baptism of Christ: click here. Very interesting evolution of the tradition — to be taken slowly!

I’ve just come across this website: Breaking open the Word. It brings together meditation, contemporary art and contemporary music, in an understated way.

You may like to sample an album of Winter Songs by Ola Gjeilo.

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord let face shine upon; may the Lord give you his peace.

Kieran J. O’Mahony OSA