Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Whoa!

When did the optional Baruch 3:9-15, 3:32-4:4 or Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21; 9:4b-6 [Learn wisdom and live] reading get added to the potential readings at the Easter Vigil? That's not from the Prayerbook as far as I can tell, but the RCL on its own usually doesn't usually touch the readings from the Apocrypha unless its from a pre-existing liturgical lectionary tradition.

2 comments:

The Underground Pewster said...

I smell a divine feminine. Especially after reading,

"This is our God;
no other can be compared to him.
He found the whole way to knowledge,
and gave her to his servant Jacob
and to Israel, whom he loved.
Afterwards she appeared on earth
and lived with humankind."

Not necessary for salvation, but for edification.

Keep your eyes peeled for the Gospel of Thomas!

The Archer of the Forest said...

Possibly, but this is clearly Wisdom literature, and Wisdom, like the Church as the Bride of Christ, is personified with the 'she' pronoun.