The Angelus

The Third Sunday after Pentecost, Solemn Mass, by the Rector

In Mark, when Jesus leaves Capernaum in Galilee, his disciples go looking for him to bring him back. When they find him, Jesus says, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also; for that is why I came out.”[1] And that is what he does. But in the parallel passage in Luke, when the people of Capernaum try to stop him from leaving. Jesus says to them, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other cities also; for I was sent for this purpose”—the same language used by Gabriel to Mary: “I was sent to speak to you, and to bring you this good news.”[2]
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