St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Maple Glen, Pennsylvania
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Readings and Reflections on the First Sunday After Christmas

Isaiah 61:10-62:3 Galatians 3:23-25,4:4-7 John 1:1-18  Isaiah 61 celebrates with great joy the coming vindication/salvation of Zion/Jerusalem.  Vindication, because the people of Israel will be lifted from disgrace and exile and restored as a nation.  Salvation, because they will receive a “new name” as the beloved people of God who are no longer forsaken.  Originally this…

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