Tag: Fr. Charles Erlandson

Tuesday of the Third Sunday in Advent – Revelation 19

ShareRevelation 19 Do you remember the vision of Jesus that St. John had in the beginning of his revelation?  It was of a Jesus whose eyes were like a flame of fire and feet like fine brass refined in a furnace; His head and hair were white as wool and snow; His voice was as […]

December 14, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Monday of the Third Sunday in Advent – Revelation 18:11-24

ShareRevelation 18:11-24 God’s judgment is just and true and knows no partiality. For this, we are to sing with heaven! It might not seem as if Revelation 18 gives us much to sing about – but it does, because it reveals a just and holy God and therefore one who can also be trusted and […]

December 13, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of the Second Sunday in Advent – Revelation 18:1-10

ShareRevelation 18:1-10 “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.  For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. . . .  Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city!  For in one hour your judgment has come.” What […]

December 11, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Friday of the Second Sunday in Advent – Revelation 15

ShareRevelation 15 I love music!  I can’t think of a single person I know who doesn’t.  Even my daughter Gloria, when she was only one year old, loved to sing, and sung loudly and passionately and well (for a one-year old.)  She liked the Gloria at the end of the Holy Communion service, as well […]

December 10, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Thursday of the Second Sunday in Advent – Revelation 14

ShareRevelation 14 We could spend the rest of the morning trying to tease out the esoteric meanings of Revelation 14, comparing the symbolism of the Old Testament with that in this chapter, and feeling pretty good about ourselves because we had spent some serious time in the Word. But I find that too many Bible […]

December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of the Second Sunday in Advent – Revelation 13

ShareRevelation 13 Be honest.  What are your first thoughts and feelings when reading Revelation 13?  Are they to walk away dazed and confused, as if just accidentally exposed to some powerful narcotic?  Are they to shift into Encyclopedia Brown or Sherlock Holmes gear and fancy yourself ______________ (your name), Apocalyptic Detective! While it’s true that […]

December 8, 2015 | 2 Comments More

Tuesday of the Second Sunday in Advent – Revelation 12

ShareRevelation 12 Who is this Woman, and who is this Child?  And who is the Dragon who wars against them both? As always, we should start with what’s certain, and that’s the Child, or the Son, and the Dragon.  The Child is a male Child, and therefore a Son, who is to rule the nations […]

December 7, 2015 | 2 Comments More

Monday of the Second Sunday in Advent – Revelation 11

ShareRevelation 11 In Revelation 11, St. John continues his theme of the destruction of the Old Covenant and the birth of the New Covenant.  The Mystery of God has been accomplished (or revealed), as the gospel is preached (Revelation 10:7).  What is this Mystery?  It is the revelation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  According […]

December 6, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 1st Sunday in Advent – Revelation 10

ShareRevelation 10 Revelation 10 is a fascinating passage in Revelation – so are they all fascinating passages.  But I find Revelation 10 to be of great interest because in it, Jesus Christ is revealed to be the fulfillment of the entire Old Testament, that is, Old Covenant.  If one has read the Old Testament well, […]

December 4, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday of the First Sunday in Advent – Revelation 7

ShareRevelation 7 Revelation 7 is the Christian Exodus.  I don’t mean that Revelation 7 is teaching us about the Rapture of 144,000 saints at the end of the world: I mean that the meaning of Revelation 7 for every Christian, regardless of when they live, is the Exodus.  In other words, I believe it’s possible […]

December 3, 2015 | 1 Comment More