Wine in the Gospel of John

Gerard David, "The Marriage at Cana"

The discussion of wine in the Old Testament provides the background for the Wedding at Cana in John 2, which is rich in OT imagery made new in Christ. The Evangelist tells us that Jesus has come to a wedding: a time of joy and celebration where wine would play a crucial role. But the [Read More...]

The Magnificat Year of Faith Companion eBook UPDATE

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The sold-out “Year of Faith” Companion from Magnificat is now available in the Kindle store, although I’m not seeing it in the nook or App Store yet. Here’s a preview, and here’s the link. And don’t forget the Advent Companion! UPDATED: The Magnificat folks say this was submitted to the nook store, but hasn’t appeared [Read More...]

Wine in the Old Testament

Egyptian wine press

Bread was the ordinary food of the people, but wine was for celebration. It was a symbol of joy. It was considered so important in the ritual life of the Jews that people had the responsibility to provide wine for the poor during the feasts if the poor could not provide it for themselves. The [Read More...]


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