Vatican II taught us to ‘return to the sources’, to anchor our faith in history by studying the earliest documents of the early church. That’s the aim of the St.Paul Reading group, which began by studying St.Paul’s letters, the very first surviving documents of the faith, before moving on to the gospels. We've looked at the synoptic gospels and are now going to study St.John's Gospel, the last to be written. It may be more removed from the historical Jesus but is a profound theological meditation on his significance.
The group meets at from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 every Thursday in the Presbytery and will start studying John on Thursday 26th April 2018. We read small sections at a time out loud before discussing questions of interest: historical, linguistic, theological and practical (what it means for ourfaith now). If you would like to join us, please contact Terry Wright on 0191 2748653, Michael Hannon on 0191 2746252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or simply come to the first meeting. You will need to bring a copy of the gospel with you in whatever translation you have (differences between translations being one of the points of interest).
Hope to see you there.