Gospel of Mark
The Gospel of Mark
Mother Virginia will lead an Adult Forum Series based on the Gospel of Mark. This Gospel stresses the deeds, strength, and determination of Jesus in overcoming evil forces and defying imperial Rome's power. Mark also emphasizes the Passion, predicting it as early as chapter 8 and devoting the final third of his Gospel to the last week of Jesus' life.
This liturgical year (Advent to Advent) the focus of our gospel readings every Sunday will be from the Gospel according to Mark
But why should we bother to study Mark?
Do we really know who Mark was; and why did he write his Gospel in the first place?
Why is Mark called the ‘primary’ Gospel and what is its influence on the other Gospels?
Why was Mark in such a hurry to write his Gospel down and what was his focus?
What was happening in the world all around him; and to his Christian Community in particular?
What part of Mark’s Gospel is considered to be the “lynch pin” of the entire New Testament?
These questions and more will be addressed in our Thursday classes on Mark. We hope you will join us, because it just may change your perspective; in terms of the importance of the Gospel of Mark!
The class, beginning January 7, will be held each Thursday at 1 p.m. via Zoom. It is also recorded to you may watch online if another time is more convenient for you.