The St. Anthony of Padua Summer Scripture Study Series is an opportunity for adults and young adults who want to renew or expand their understanding of Scripture. The series is presented by our pastor, Rev. George Aguilera. This summer, Fr. George will break open The Book of Revelation written by John the Beloved Apostle, addressed to Christian communities in Asia Minor. It is an example of prophecy in the best biblical sense of the word – God speaking to God’s people. As an example of apocalyptic literature, it shares many features with other Jewish and Christian writing in this genre.
In this night-week series, Fr. George will explore the power of the book’s elusive and intriguing symbolic language, the cosmic scope of its narrative, and the beauty of its liturgical worship. Although the nearness of the end times is woven into the fabric of the entire book, it is a timeless expression of the hope (not fear) that God will soon intervene on behalf of God’s people as God had consistently done in the past.