The Third Sunday of Advent, Solemn Evensong, by the Rector

In 1998, the summer before I came to Saint Mary’s, the late Father Raymond Brown published what would be the last of a series of essay collections on the Sunday gospel lessons.[1] I had the privilege once of hearing him speak at Notre Dame; I waited around afterwards to meet him and ask him a question. I bring this up because a question I didn’t ask him would come up as I began to use that last collection of essays.
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