This week will begin our reading through the Book of Deuteronomy. Deuteronomy tends to be underappreciated by most Christians even though canonically it is actually one of the most important books in the Bible. It is one of the most quoted Old Testament books in the New Testament, including by our Lord Himself. ..
This week is the first week of Covenantide, the season between Resurrection Sunday and Pentecost. In the great salvation event of the Old Testament, the Exodus, there was 50 days from the time God's People came out of Egypt until they arrived at the foot of Mount Sinai, where they received the Law from God, that is, the first Mosaic Covenant. In the New Testament, this covenantal reception is paralleled by God inaugurating the New Covenant at Pentecost. The readings for this season focus on the theme of the Law and Covenant.
To help us remember this week the events leading up to our Lord's crucifixion and resurrection, I have attached a set of readings containing harmony of the Gospel accounts, focusing primarily but not exclusively on the Synoptics. The readings for each day of Passion Week generally correspond to the events that happened on that day, … Continue reading Readings for Passion Week