Monday, November 2, 2009

HESUS JOY CHRIST - Matthew's Two ! Drop Your Shorts - Revue Cinema Screening

HESUS JOY CHRIST / Matthew's Two !
is being screened this Thursday, November 5th, at the Revue Cinema on Roncesvalles, in Toronto, as part of their open screening called Drop Your Shorts .
Since the text is so closely tied to the original second chapter of the Gospel of Matthew I have provided the original text below. You would be wise to read it over before viewing the animation to double your viewing pleasure ! I will post the animation here on Sunday or Monday next, complete with the text of the animation - HESUS JOY CHRIST - Matthew's Two !
The Gospel of Matthew

Chapter Two

New International Version

2 The Visit of the Magi
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magid from the east came to Jerusalem 2and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the easte and have come to worship him.”
3When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4When he had called together all the chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. 5”In Bethlehem in Judea”, they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:
6” ‘ But you, Bethlehem, in the Land of Judea, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.’b”
7Then Herod called the Magi and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I may go and worship him.”
9After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the eastc went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. 12And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

d 1 traditionally wise men
e 2 OR star when it rose
a 4 OR Messiah
b 6 MICAH 5 : 2
c 9 OR seen when it rose

The Escape to Egypt
13When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”
14So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.”d
16When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the borys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 17Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:
18 “A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, Because they are no more.”a

d 15 HOSEA 11 : 1
a 18 JEREMIAH 31 : 15

The Return to Nazareth
19After Herod had died, and angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt 20and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who are trying to take the child’s life are dead.”
21So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. 22But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, 23and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets: “He will be called a Nazarene.”

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