Cusp-a point of transition, as from one historical period to the next;
the borders between the twelve astrological signs.
You are considered to be "on the cusp" if you were born
within a day or two of the beginning or end of any sign.

The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak, 1863; Albert Bierstadt

16 January 2011

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings of the Day

“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.
He is the one of whom I said,
‘A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me
because he existed before me.’
I did not know him,
but the reason why I came baptizing with water
was that he might be made known to Israel.”
John 1:29-31

The Witness of John the Baptist by Master of San Torpé, c. 1310-20

When Christ came as high priest of the good things that have come to be,
passing through the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made by hands, that is, not belonging to this creation,
he entered once for all into the sanctuary, not with the blood of goats and calves but with his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.
Hebrews 9:11-12

Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664), "Agnus Dei" (1635-40) ,Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.

Adoration of the Mystic Lamb,  Hubert and Jan van Eyck, Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium, 1426-1432.

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