The last book of the Bible is traditionally titled the Apocalypse, or the Book of Revelation. The word apocalypse means to unveil or reveal, especially matters related to the end of the world. This four-week Bible study will examine selected biblical texts from the Synoptic Gospels, other relevant biblical writings and the Book of Revelation with an eye to the final Apocalypse and Kingship of Christ. This series is particularly timely because it will coincide with the end of the liturgical year, which closes with the Feast of Christ the King, as well as the start of Advent, which focuses upon the Apocalypse and return of Christ. Topics will include a Catholic view of the rapture and millennial reign of Christ, the rise of the anti-Christ and the mark of the Beast. Participants will finish this study with a deeper understanding of a Catholic perspective on the final Apocalypse and the Kingship of Christ, not only at the end of time but also here and now.
Cost: $20 per person. Includes lecture, materials, large group Q&A and snack.
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Father John Echert is a priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and pastor of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, serving the two campuses of Holy Trinity and St. Augustine in South St. Paul. Prior to his current pastorate, Father Echert was a professor of Sacred Scripture at the University of St. Thomas and The Saint Paul Seminary, specializing in New Testament studies. He holds a license in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, with additional graduate studies at the Ecole Biblique, Jerusalem. Father Echert is the Scripture expert for EWTN online and a frequent radio guest on Catholic Spirit Radio, Omaha. He writes a monthly column on scriptural topics for The Catholic Servant and teaches in various diocesan programs for deacon candidates and adult enrichment. He has served as a Catholic chaplain in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard for more than twenty five years.