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SCRIPTURE 2021

SCRIPTURE 2021

For Scripture 2020, a group of about 50 parishioners read through the entire New Testament. We began in Lent with the four gospels, continued through spring and summer with St. Paul and concluded by November with the remaining books of the New Testament. Those who participated enjoyed the experience very much and it was a keen way of us keeping in contact with one another during the pandemic. Many participants have wondered how me might continue this activity. Most had never read the entire New Testament. At the end of the activity, they reported a sense of accomplishment and felt a better awareness and knowledge of scripture. Many also thirsted for more.

After a three month hiatus we are now ready to launch Scripture 2021. Our reading and prayer will be directed at the Psalms. There are 150 psalms. Each day until midsummer a commentary will be sent to the participants for each psalm. Participants will access the psalm on their own, by using their personal Bible or accessing online. Only the commentary, not the psalm will be provided. Accessing the psalm is part of the commitment of each participant. It is not difficult. We will continue through Lent and then pause for Holy Week and Easter Week. 

We will begin with Psalm 1 and conclude with Psalm 150. If you wish to participate in this activity, which can also be part of your Lenten spiritual practice, indicate your wish by sending an email to scripture2021@stannesgc.org . You will receive your first commentary on Psalm 1 on Ash Wednesday. Join us if you wish.