Tag: Ninian Comper

St James Minor (James 1:1-27)

St James Minor (James 1:1-27)

St James Minor was both one of the Twelve Apostles and a relative of Christ. In St Mark’s gospel, he’s referred to as ‘James the Less’, to distinguish him from the other apostle named James (Mark 15.40). The term ‘Less’ (or Minor) may refer to either his height or his age. According to the New … Continue reading St James Minor (James 1:1-27)

The Adoration of the Magi (Matthew 2:1-12)

The Adoration of the Magi (Matthew 2:1-12)

The visit of the wise men to the newborn Christ is one of the more intriguing aspects of the Christmas story. The story is described only in St Matthew’s gospel. He tells us that a group of wise men, or ‘Magi’, came from the east to worship the infant king of the Jews. It was … Continue reading The Adoration of the Magi (Matthew 2:1-12)

The Magnificat (Luke 1:46-56)

The Magnificat (Luke 1:46-56)

The Magnificat is a song of praise uttered by the Virgin Mary, found within the pages of St Luke’s gospel. The words of the song are based on a dramatic speech Mary made in the house of her elderly relative, St Elizabeth. Mary had just arrived there to share the news that she too was … Continue reading The Magnificat (Luke 1:46-56)