Audio Gospel According to St Mark

'Reading Mark in Advent' is an 18-part podcast series from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.

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Taken from the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible, this 18-part podcast series was released each weekday during the season of Advent in 2020.

With a global pandemic sweeping the world and lockdowns and restrictions placed on our everyday living – not to mention patterns of worship and prayer – this is very much “the Word in Lockdown”.

But the Word of God is never locked down, isolated and contained. As Pope Francis says:

“The word of God is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12); it does not die, nor does it age, but it remains for ever (cf. 1 Peter 1:25). It stays young in the presence of all that passes away (cf. Matthew 25:35) and preserves those who put it into practice from inner aging.”