The Fifth Sunday in Lent, Solemn Evensong, by the Rector

The promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, that their descendants would dwell in the land of Canaan[1], lived on after Jacob died in Egypt.[2] On Wednesday night gone, our reading from Genesis ended with Jacob’s son Joseph requiring a promise by that his body would be embalmed and would be carried into the land promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob when God visited them and fulfilled the covenant.[3]
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