Saint John with eagle. Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris. 1874
So why is an eagle portrayed looking down over John as he records his account of the gospel of Jesus Christ?
This month we are exploring the various gospel accounts of the New Testament – each attempting to describe the Risen Lord with a different perspective upon the earthly witness of Jesus, and each traditionally symbolized by a traditional image. This week – the Gospel according to John, and the eagle.
It only takes just under two hours to read through the Gospel according to John, or to listen to it read by Julielee at https://www.standrewskingston.org/the-gospels-read-john/ What a wonderful experience! In the journey, I feel a particular intimacy and strength of the presence of the Living Lord. And maybe you might glean an idea about why the eagle, also!
The sanctuary doors are open for in-person worship (with physical distancing and wearing of masks), and we will be joining our cantors in singing the hymns. Live-streaming continues. Organ preludes will begin around 10:25 a.m. and the service will commence at 10:30 a.m. The link to the livestream can be found at https://youtu.be/R09_3sUpPEo. Previous services can be found on the St. Andrew’s Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/StAndrewsPresbyterianChurchKingston
Have a look at the Order of Service, notes of the Director of Music, scripture readings, hymn lyrics and announcements below – this electronic form includes hyperlinks for easy connection, but you can print the pages if you wish for reference as the hour unfolds, or even through the week. I invite you to join in worship, study and service as you are able.