Jesus was a Jew. The Gospel of Luke gives the geneology of Jesus going all the way back to Adam – our Father in the Flesh. The Gospel of St Matthew also begins by giving the geneology of Jesus in the line descended from the Jewish Patriarch – Abraham – our Father in Faith.
The chronology of salvation history is intimitely intwined with these two geneologies which show Jesus as the fulfilment of all that had come before. If you read the Jewish Scriptures contained in the Old Testament of the Bible, the Jewish religion hangs upon the principle of family – that certain people were part of God’s family – and that you were made part of God’s family by a binding Covenant between God and mankind.
There were 5 major covenants in the Jewish development:
Christmas in Rome is a very special season. Check out our 15 Best Things To Do For Christmas In Rome 2017 below for some fantastic ideas of what to do for those who will be in Rome for Christmas in 2017.
Time is running out so be quick – the Holy Doors for the Jubilee Year of Mercy are closing !
You have until 13th November 2016 to enter the Holy Doors of the Basilica of S. Maria Maggiore, the Basilica of St John Lateran and the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls, but until 20th November to enter through the Holy Doors of the Basilica of St Peter.
This is because the Holy Door of St Peter closes with the end of the Holy Jubilee Year of Mercy on the Solemnity of Christ the King on 20th November 2016.1
Rome is an amazing place to experience the end of Lent and beginning of Easter. There is so much history and tradition in Rome – the heart of the Church – that one cannot help but feel the past come to life in your own experiences. 10 Amazing Ways to experience Easter in Rome include: Continue reading “10 Amazing Ways to Experience Easter in Rome”