The Old Testament reading in the Daily Office this week (7 Epiphany, Year A) is the Book of Ruth. 1This morning, if you use the site linked, the Feast of St. Matthias the Apostle was moved from Sunday to today, Monday. An appropriate text as we head into Lent, Naomi and Ruth experience the vicissitudes of life, from grief and widowhood, migration and isolation, to friendship, loyalty, and love.
If you are looking for more resources on the Book of Ruth you will find at the menu above my brief commentary on the Book of Ruth, essays on the characters of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz. You will also find material on the Rabbinic Targum of Ruth and my translation of the Targum.
- 1This morning, if you use the site linked, the Feast of St. Matthias the Apostle was moved from Sunday to today, Monday.