The Fleet Sources – 3 December 2023 – First Sunday of Advent – 1-B

Beginnings With Mark (… and, in fact, sources for the entire month) (N) (C)

Agape Bible Study – “The Gospel of Mark, Lesson 1: Introduction – The Gospel According to St. Mark: Lion of God,” by Michal Hunt

Catholic Answers – “A Big Fight Over St. Mark,” by Jimmy Akin

Catholic Answers – “Person of Interest: Who Is the Naked Man in Mark’s Gospel?” by Hector Molina

Catholic Answers – “Mark, saint, Author of the Gospel of Mark,” by J. MacRory. Excerpted “unabridged … from the original Catholic Encyclopedia, published between 1907 and 1912.”

Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States – “St. Mark the Apostle, the Founder of the Coptic Church,” by

NC Register – “8 Things to Know and Share About St. Mark and His Gospel, by Jimmy Akin”

Patristic Bible Commentary – “Gospel of Mark Commentary‎, Catena Aurea on Mark”

Sanctoral – “Lives of the Saints, Our Models and Protectors; St. Mark, evangelist.” Little Pictorial Lives of the Saints, a compilation based on Butler’s Lives of the Saints and other sources by John Gilmary Shea (Benziger Brothers: New York, 1894)


Liar, Lunatic, or LORD? (N) (C)

“If he was not what He said He was, the Christ, the Son of God, He was the anti-Christ! If He was only a man, then He was not even a ‘good’ man,” … as found in The Catholic Navigator, vol. VIII, is. 3, “Be Still and Know That I Am God.”
                    The Life of Christ, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Life of Christ, 2008. p. 7


Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure (T)

Catholic Resources – “The Gospel according to Mark: Literary Features & Thematic Emphases,” by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D”

Catholic Resources – Seasons… Fr. Felix Just

Bible Project – “The Identity of Jesus: Mighty Messiah & Son of God (Mark 1:1-8:30),” by Mark L. Strauss,forward%20with%20speed%20and%20urgency.

Got Questions – “Why does the Gospel of Mark use the term immediately so often?”

Biblical Hermeneutics – “Why does Mark use ‘immediately’ so often?”


Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

CERC, Catholic Education Resource Center – “The History of the Advent Wreath,” by Rev. William Saunders

Grace in Torah – Hebrew Numbers 1 – 10

Mercy Home – “The Purpose and Symbolism Of The Advent Wreath And Candles”

Catholic Exchange – The Traditional Symbolism of Four, by David Clayton

Catholic Care – Faithfully Waiting, an Advent Reflection, Meredith Lemos


*Catholic I.D. – (T)

U.S.C.C.B. – Liturgical Year

Catholic Resources – An Introduction to the Christian Liturgical Year


*Tugboat – Witness: You


*Tugboat Challenge: Prepare the Manger, I


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