Reading Saint Mark Right Out Loud
On Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. we are studying the Gospel according to Saint Mark, which was the first such written account of the life and times of Jesus Christ.
Mark does not give us any preliminaries or birth narratives about who Jesus is. No -- Mark launches right out into the deep in the opening verse with "The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God." What could be more clear than that?
For the past two weeks we have been viewing a film in which actor Max McLean gives a stage performance of the entire Gospel According to Mark. It is dramatic and moving, and we followed along with him in our Bibles. Tonight we will shift gears and begin a discussion of the first four chapters of this Gospel.
I invite you to join us, and in preparation please read those first four chapters. For my personal preparation I am reading those chapters in various translations, and I am reading them in the ancient tradition. I am reading them right out loud.
The Rev. Linda McCloud
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek