Spark your thoughts for December 31, 2023! Tune in to “Lectionary Kick-start” for a discussion about the texts for the first Sunday after Christmas
By Gerhard Bode Liturgical Setting The Gospel reading for the First Sunday after Christmas observes the Presentation of our Lord in the Temple. Textual Comments 2:22-23 After Mary’s forty-day purification is completed, she goes to the temple with Joseph and the infant Jesus. The couple offers sacrifices in keeping with the law, but the centerpiece ..