ark of the covenant The Ark of the Covenant is introduced in the OId Testament when the prophet Moses ascends Mount Sinai to pray and meditate and there encounters God. On the mountain Moses is instructed to build an ark of wood that will be gilded with gold. The instructions are precise regarding the length, … Continue Reading »
Joseph (6) Joseph’s dreams, Joseph’s duties, Joseph’s death © Agnes Sam 2019 A Jewish boy attaining the age of twelve years, is considered a man and is allowed to attend the Jewish temple. When Jesus is lost then found in the temple we can assume that he is twelve years old. He attends the temple … Continue Reading »
Joseph’s Dreams, Joseph’s Duties’, Joseph’s Death. Joseph (5) © Agnes Sam 2019 There are two events in which Joseph features that are unmarked in the Roman Catholic calendar. Joseph is present in the stable in Bethlehem, and the Flight into Egypt from Israel when he takes Mary and the infant Jesus and flees to Egypt … Continue Reading »
Joseph 4 Joseph’s Dreams , Joseph’s Duties, Joseph’s Death . © Agnes Sam 2019 What of Joseph? What are Joseph’s achievements? Is Joseph a king or is he the son of a king? The New Testament authors will present us with Joseph’s descent from King David once he is accepted as the husband of the … Continue Reading »
Joseph 3 © Agnes Sam 2019 Joseph’s Dreams, Joseph’s Duties, Joseph’s Death . What is it about Joseph and Mary that singles them out to be the earthly parents of Jesus? By the manner in which the visiting Angel addresses Mary it is clear to us. Mary is ‘full of grace’’. We associate ‘grace’ with the … Continue Reading »
Joseph’s Dreams. Joseph’s Duties. Joseph’s Death. We believe that the Angel Gabriel appears to the Virgin Mary at the time of the Annunciation providing us with the words of the ‘Hail Mary’ and the Virgin Mary’s response (that is excluded from the Hail Mary we Roman Catholics recite when saying the rosary.) We also believe that angels do not appear to Joseph. … Continue Reading »
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Joseph’s Obedience We know the narrative. After the departure of the three Magi who visit the stable in Bethlehem with Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh, Joseph takes Mary and the new born infant and flee from Israel across a desert to Egypt. But how do we read the unreadable subtext? How is an event that occurred two thousand years ago juxtaposed … Continue Reading »