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Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Advent


• What is the primary meaning of the season of Advent?
• Who is the mysterious figure, John the Baptist?
• What are the Jewish roots of the famous "Jesse Tree"?

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• What is the primary meaning of the season of Advent?
• Who is the mysterious figure, John the Baptist?
• What are the Jewish roots of the famous "Jesse Tree"?

  • 4 hours 34 min. (4 CDs / 3 DVDs / MP3)
    [DVD1: 1 hr 35 min, DVD2: 1 hr 33 min, DVD3: 1 hr 44 min]

    Have you ever felt that when Christmas comes around that you’re just not ready? Of all the liturgical seasons of the year, Advent is certainly the most stressful, and it may be the most confusing. Catholics seem to have a good grasp of Christmas, Lent, and Easter. But what is the deeper meaning of Advent? And how can understanding this season help us better prepare for Christmas? 



    In this series, Dr. Brant Pitre shows how a deeper understanding of the ancient Jewish prophecies of the Messiah can help unlock the hidden meanings of the season of Advent. In this close study of the Sunday readings from the Advent lectionary, you will learn about:

    The Second Advent at the End of Time: What will happen at the end of time? And why does Advent begin with end-time prophecies about the Tribulation, the Final Judgment, and the second coming of Christ?


    Jewish Prophecies of the Messiah: How do Catholics know that Jesus is truly the Messiah and not just one more religious leader? What are the most important Old Testament prophecies about the first “coming” of the Messiah?

    John the Baptist: Who was the mysterious figure of John the Baptist? Why did Jesus call him the greatest of all the prophets, and why does the Church spend so much time on him during the Advent season?

    The Jesse Tree: What are the Jewish roots of the Advent custom of the Jesse tree? Where does this tree come from in the Jewish Bible?

    The City of Bethlehem: Ancient Jewish prophecy foretold that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. Why? What is the Hebrew meaning of Jesus’ Nativity?

    The Virgin Birth: Why was Jesus born of a Virgin? How did the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph react to the news? What should Catholics say to those who are skeptical about this great miracle? And what does it mean for our lives as Christians?


    In addition to the lectures on these topics, this set contains as a bonus Dr. Pitre’s extensive question and answer sessions given during this Advent mission. If you’ve ever wanted to be more spiritually prepared to celebrate the birth of Christ at Christmas, then Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Advent is the Bible study for you.

     

     

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Cherylene
Excellent study!

This is a great addition to help one prepare for the season of advent!

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Marie T
Benefits beyond Advent

As always, Dr Pitre’s content and delivery are exceptional. This talk was recorded after the 2012 election which didn’t go the way most faithful Catholics had hoped regarding religious freedom and pro-life protections. What a blessing to hear his reflections on how to deal with that situation in light of the 2020 results and similar fears. It’s the best of the three Advent talks I’ve listened to plus it lifted my spirits and gave me comfort in other ways as well.

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John McGrann
Jewish Roots ofAdvent

Made Advent so much more meaningful
Appreciated Michael's enthusiasm, personal sharing. He must be a terrific husband and dad as well as teacher. Thanks for his hours and hours of study
Really is the "Living Word" of God
Makes Jesus more real --really was and is human

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Trudy
So much to learn !!!!

I cannot remember exactly how I found Catholic Productions and Dr Petri. But I give thanks for the day I did. I have purchased several cd's and subscribe to the Mass readings explained. I never had a teacher so interesting, educational and thorough as Dr Petri. I am a student for life !!!

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Jack Rivetti

I thought this was awesome and very enjoyable, full of insights for the preparation of the Advent season. I would recommend it to anyone!

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Very Illuminating

I loved this talk. It gave a great introduction into the Song of Solomon, and how it is interpreted. Dr. Pitre clarified this often misunderstood text and prompted me to want to learn more about Jesus as The Bridegroom (so I am now listening to Dr. Pitre's talk "Jesus the Bridegroom"). Well worth the buy.

Very Good Biblical Study on Mary and Her Role in God's Plan

Dr. Pitre does a great job explaining biblically Mary's role and some reasons the veneration that we give her as Catholics. I knew some general concepts about this already, but his talk was very good at bringing these teachings together and expounding more fully upon these mysteries.

Excellent Explanation of the Mass as Biblical Worship

I can't tell you how many times I have used what I learned in this series when talking to both Catholics and Protestants. It is very relevant for a time when even Catholics are confused about the meaning and significance of the Mass.

Another great work by Dr. Pitre

Dr. Pitre does not disappoint in his latest look at St. Joseph, using Scripture, Church History and the Fathers to Get to the heart of who St. Joseph was. What a great resource. I can't wait for the book!