A Biblical Journey Through Lent and Easter

Chad Steiner
Instructor
Chad Steiner
A Biblical Journey Through Lent and Easter

Most of us are familiar with the format for the Liturgy of the Word on Sundays: a reading from the Old Testament is followed by a Responsorial Psalm, itself followed by a reading from the New Testament, concluding with a reading from one of the four Gospel accounts.

1. Why is the Liturgy of the Word structured this way? For example, why four readings instead of three? And why this order? If as Gentile Christians our point of access for understanding the Old Testament in the first place is Jesus and his work of salvation, why don’t we begin with the Gospel and then move to the Old Testament, as the first Gentile Christians did?

2. Across from questions about structure (the form) are questions about content (the matter): Why are the particular readings chosen and grouped together? What unites them each Sunday as a fourfold Word from God? And what do they mean?

This is a course dedicated to these questions. For those who would like a deeper dive into the beauty, truth, and goodness of the readings from Sacred Scripture, carefully chosen to adorn each Sunday’s Mass during Lent, please consider yourself warmly invited to walk this biblical journey through Lent, Easter, and on toward Pentecost.

*Available in person here in Lincoln, or at your own pace by video.

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