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Lectionary Reflection

Year A, Advent 4
Standard (Episcopal) Lectionary
Year B, Proper 10
Revised Common Lectionary
Psalm

Psalm 24: 1-7[Episcopal (Standard) Lectionary]
Psalm 24 [Revised Common Lectionary]

The earth is the LORD'S and all that is in it, *
the world and all who dwell therein.
For it is he who founded it upon the seas *
and made it firm upon the rivers of the deep.

"Who can ascend the hill of the LORD?" *

and who can stand in his holy place?

"Those who have clean hands and a pure heart, *

who have not pledged themselves to falsehood,
nor sworn by what is a fraud.

They shall receive a blessing from the LORD *

and a just reward from the God of their salvation."

Such is the generation of those who seek him, *

of those who seek your face, O God of Jacob

 

Lift up your heads, O gates;
lift them high, O everlasting doors; *

and the King of glory shall come in.

[End Standard Lectionary Reading]

 

"Who is this King of glory?"

"The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle."

Lift up your heads, O gates; lift them high, O everlasting doors; *

and the King of glory shall come in.

"Who is he, this King of glory?" *

"The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory."

 

Reflection on Psalm 24: 1-2
by the Rev. Dcn Helen Hanten

The earth is the LORD'S and all that is in it, * the world and all who dwell therein.
For it is he who founded it upon the seas * and made it firm upon the rivers of the deep.

Sometimes we tend to forget it was not a design team of visionaries and engineers who put together the solar system with the orderly orbits of the planets, and shaped the earth with the diversity of plants and animals and microorganisms which all live in dynamic interdependence. The more we learn about how it all works together with the recycling of elements and the transfer of energy, the more we appreciate the magnificence of the plan! "The earth is the Lord's, and all that is in it."

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To Reflections on other Readings for Year A, Advent 4:

Reflections available at the active links
Standard (Episcopal)
Lectionary
Revised Common
Lectionary
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading:
Psalm
Psalm 24 or 24:1-7
(this page)
New Testament Lesson
Gospel

To Reflections on other Readings for Year B, Proper 10

Reflections available at the active links
Standard (Episcopal)
Lectionary
Revised Common
Lectionary
   
Semi-Continuous Track
Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament
(Hebrew Scripture) Reading:
Amos 7:7-15
2 Samuel 6: 1-5, 12b-19
Amos 7: 7-15
Psalm
Psalm 85
Psalm 24
(this page)
Psalm 85: 8-13
New Testament Reading:
Gospel
Mark 6: 7-13
Mark 6: 14-29

 

 

The Rev Helen Hanten was a deacon at and an active member of St. Andrew's by the Lake Episcopal Church, Duluth, MN, when she originally wrote this reflection in 1998. Helen and we welcome your comments. Please address your comments or additional reflections to The Rev Helen Hanten or any MEESC member, or mail them to:


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