It’s Ash Wednesday and our ‘Reading Matthew in Lent‘ series starts today following the format we used last year when we read St Luke’s Gospel from beginning to end through the season of Lent.
‘Reading Matthew in Lent‘ is a series of simple podcasts for the Lenten season offering a daily reading from St Matthew’s Gospel from Ash Wednesday to Easter Monday.
Matthew’s Gospel starts with the genealogy of Jesus Christ. The fourteen generations from Abraham to David, fourteen generations from David to the deportation to Babylon, and fourteen generations from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ.
We then hear Matthew’s account of the birth of Jesus.
“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel”