Dear Parish Faithful,
Second Day of Great Lent, or, Only Thirty-nine Days to Go!
The Book of Exodus
Anticipating Holy Week and the typology of the Exodus event and the universal redemption that comes through Christ’s “exodus” through the Cross and Resurrection, the homilies during the five Sundays of Great Lent will be based on the Book of Exodus. Here is my tentative plan:
First Sunday – The call of Moses and the theophany in the Burning Bush (Ex. 1-3)
Second Sunday – The Ten Plagues in Egypt (Ex. 7-12)
Third Sunday – The Exodus from Egypt and the Crossing of the Sea (Ex. 12-15)
Fourth Sunday – Arrival at Mt. Sinai and the giving of the Law, especially the Ten Commandments; the Blood of the Covenant (Ex. 19 – 24)
Fifth Sunday – Building of the Tabernacle (Ex. 25-31)
Other key events will be included in the homilies: the manna from heaven; the golden calf,etc.