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2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time C
January 17, 2016

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings

Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

The Bridegroom is Here

“Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them?” He continues the metaphor by speaking of his presence and ministry as “new wine” demanding new wineskins.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Jesus and His Mother

Referring to one’s mother as “Woman” without further qualification is very unusual in Jesus’ cultural world. ... While some scholars see a special symbolism in this usage, a very plausible Mediterranean cultural scenario suggests other interpretations.


The Word Embodied

Kavanaugh, SJ

Lovely in Eyes Not His

God’s desire and delight is to be one with us, to share in our life and destiny through thick or thin, to possess the same Spirit of love over all our miscellany of time and disposition.


from the
Early Church

of Turin

This transformation of the water from its own substance into another testified to the powerful presence of the Creator. Only he who had made it out of nothing could change water into something whose use was quite different.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Unlike most of the other signs in the Fourth Gospel, the story of the wedding at Cana has no dialogue or discourse attached to it by the evangelist; rather, he has contented himself with a few extra touches.