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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Fourth Sunday of Advent

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Micah (Chapter 5:1-4a)   The prophet Micah lived some 700 years before Jesus at a time when Israel was overtaken by the Assyrians. Micah offers a hopeful promise for a messiah: “He shall stand firm and shepherd his flock by the strength of the Lord, ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Third Sunday of Advent

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Zephaniah (Chapter 3:14-18A)   This prophecy warns the Jewish people of God’s judgment of the nation because of its sins but, like much of the prophetic literature, it ends with a promise of God’s blessings on those who survive: “Shout for joy, O daughter Zion! ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Second Sunday of Advent

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Baruch (Chapter 5:1-9)   The Hebrew word baruch means “blessing.” The man Baruch was said to have been a scribe of the prophet Jeremiah, but this book was written much later than the time of Jeremiah, around the era of the Maccabees when the Jews ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: First Sunday of Advent

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah (Chapter 33:14-16)   This is a prophecy by Jeremiah for the Jewish people who had suffered from the long exile in Babylon. “The days are coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Daniel (Chapter 7:13-14)   This is one of the last books of the Hebrew Scriptures, written about 165 years before the birth of Jesus. It was a time of persecution by the Greeks and it is written in the form of an Apocalypse, a popular ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Daniel (Chapter 17:10-16)   When you were a child were you ever taught that you had a guardian angel? Well, the archangel Michael was considered to be the guardian of Israel. Here, the prophet Daniel associates the appearance of Michael with these words from God: ...
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