The readings for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time can be found here.
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The readings for the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time may be found found here.
Text from chat during the group:
00:28:36 Mary Schott: The Book of the Penitence of Adam is a manuscript dealing with Kabbalistic traditions, all of which are embodied in the allegory it contains.
The manuscript is an account of how Cain and Abel slew each other and how Adam's inheritance therefore passed to his third son, Seth. Seth was permitted to reach the gate of the Earthly Paradise without being attacked by the guardian angel with his flaming sword, and beheld the Trees of Life and Knowledge, which had joined to form a single tree, said to symbolise the harmony of science and religion in the Kabbalah. The guardian angel presented him with three seeds from this tree, which he was instructed to place in Adam's mouth when he died. From these grew the burning bush which God used to talk to Moses, who made his magic wand from part of it. This wand was placed in the Ark of the Covenant and was planted by King David on Mount Zion, where it grew into a triple tree which was cut down by Solomon to construct the pillars of Jachin and Boaz at the entrance to the
00:28:47 Mary Schott: pillars of Jachin and Boaz at the entrance to the Temple in Jerusalem. Another portion was inserted into the threshold of the great gate and permitted no unclean thing to enter the sanctuary. It was, however, removed by some wicked priests, weighted down by stones and thrown into the Temple reservoir, where it was hidden and guarded by an angel. During Christ's lifetime the reservoir was drained and the piece of wood found and used as a bridge across the brook of Kedron, over which Jesus passed after his arrest on the Mount of Olives. It was then made into the cross on which he was crucified.
The legend that the cross was ultimately made from the Tree of Knowledge was common in the Middle Ages and has similarities to the Holy Grail legend. It is also found in the 12th century Quete del St. Graal, attributed to Walter Map, who probably actually only edited it.
The original manuscript of the Book of the Penitence of Adam is now in the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal in Paris.
The readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ may be found here.
The readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity may be found here.
Text of the chat during the Bible Study
01:03:20 Rosalyn: Audience 26, General audience of April 30, 1980 is titled the Man of Concupiscence.
01:03:50 Rosalyn: It brings in the Tree of Life and the fall and the beginning of shame in man
01:07:10 Michael Darcy: When he heard the words of God-Yahweh, the man should have understood that the tree of knowledge had plunged its roots not only into “the garden of Eden,” but also into his humanity. In addition, he should have understood that this mysterious tree concealed within itself a dimension of solitude that was unknown to him up to this point, a dimension with which the creator had endowed him in the midst of the world of living beings, of the animals to which he, the man, had “given names”—in the presence of the creator himself—so as to come to understand that none of them was similar to him. 155