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Advent 2
John the Baptist Preaching in the desert.

Prepare the way of the Lord, 
make his paths straight.
All flesh shall see the salvation of God.

Luke 3. 4, 6 

O, Come.   Let Us Worship.


  • DIGITAL  WORSHIP @  St. John  the Baptist, Duncan   HERE.

  • Digital Worship @ Christ Church Cathedral Victoria  here. 


Isaiah 1. 10-11.
Psalm 72. 1-7, 18-19
Romans 15. 4-13
Matthew 3. 1-12


Art Work:
John the Baptist preaching in the desert
JESUS MAFA is a response to the New Testament readings from the Lectionary by a Christian community in Cameroon, Africa. Each of the readings was selected and adapted to dramatic interpretation by the community members. Photographs of their interpretations were made, and these were then transcribed to paintings.
John the Baptist dramatically preaches by the water’s edge to his audience that consists of common people as well as religious leaders. He appears to be in the middle of his harsh pronouncement on the Pharisees and Sadducees, calling them a “brood of vipers.” They stand at the right-hand side of the painting, arms folded, seemingly indignant at John’s words. The rest of the crowd watches and listens intently to John, curious and enthralled by the scene before them. In the distance there are some figures approaching the group. Could it be Jesus on the way to his baptism?
fr: Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN