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God’s angels call for someone to serve as God’s messenger. Isaiah answers, “Send me!”


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Today's Reading
Isaiah 6:1-8

Now the Lectionary gives us six readings from Isaiah. This seems like a rather meager selection. However, there are some sixty-eight Isaiah readings in all in the Lectionary, and what we have here is an introduction. The other readings are scattered throughout the liturgical year, especially in Advent.

Isaiah of Jerusalem lived in the southern kingdom and was a contemporary of Amos and Hosea. He was a national figure in the political life of Judah and is considered a poet of genius.

Our Book of Isaiah seems to be the work of more than one author, however, spread over centuries.

Today’s reading gives us an account of the vocation of Isaiah. God’s angels call for someone to serve as God’s messenger. Isaiah answers, “Send me!”

Meet Archbishop Pilarczyk
Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk,  the eighth ordinary of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio, is a nationally prominent churchman, educator and author. A native of Dayton, Ohio, he was ordained a priest on December 20, 1959, after studies in Rome. He was ordained bishop in 1974 and installed as Archbishop of Cincinnati in 1982, where he served until his retirement in 2009. In addition to a doctorate in sacred theology from Pontifical Urban University, he holds an M.A. in classics from Xavier University in Cincinnati and a Ph.D. in classics from the University of Cincinnati. He has written more than a dozen popular books and many pamphlets and articles. His best-selling book is Twelve Tough Issues – And More. His most recent books are When God Speaks and Live Letters. The archbishop’s service to the American church includes terms as vice president (1986-1989) and president (1989-1992) of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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