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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time C
January 27, 2013

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings


The Word Engaged

Kavanaugh, S. J.

Justice Done in Faith

A question much ignored these days is whether our faith has anything to do with justice, economics, capitalism, poverty, or other sociopolitical issues.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The Synagogue Scenario

As presented by the lectionary for today’s liturgy, these readings have been stripped of their cultural details in order to highlight the power of the preached word. Restoring details of the cultural context highlights the risky and frightening human dimension of preaching situations...


Thoughts from the
Early Church

Origen of Alexandria

When you read about Jesus teaching in the synagogues of Galilee and everyone there praising him, take care not to regard those people as uniquely privileged, and yourselves as deprived of his teaching.


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.

As we go along in the daily encountering of our own and others' humanity, we might say little askings for this or them. Those are a kind of prayer, but beneath them is a wordless something.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

In the synagogue of his hometown, Jesus lays his cards on the table and interprets his role as that of the Isaianic servant. The servant’s work will consist of preaching, the deliverance of the oppressed, and the performance of healings.