St. Columba’s Advent Day of Reflection: The "O Antiphons!", Inverness

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Join the Rev. Vincent Pizzuto, Vicar of St. Columba’s, for an Advent day of Silence and Reflection on December 17 from 10 am to 4 pm. On this day, which begins the Octave before Christmas Eve, the Church throughout the world begins her week-long meditation on the "O Antiphons” — those beautiful titles attributed to Jesus that come from the ancient prophecies of Isaiah and Micah: O Wisdom, O Adonai, O Root of Jesse, O Key of David, O Radiant Dawn, O King of Nations, O Emmanuel. The Rev. Vincent will explore the scriptural basis for these titles and open the way for meditation on the God whose love breaks into the world not with the ferocity of a divine warrior but with the vulnerability of an infant messiah.
Rev. Vincent Pizzuto, PhD began his appointment as Vicar of St. Columba's on January 1, 2017. Since his arrival he has brought to our community a vibrant spirit of openness and hospitality along with considerable academic breadth and theological depth. The Rev. Vincent holds a Masters of Education in Religious Education from Boston College (1995), as well as a Masters (STL) and Doctorate (STD) in New Testament exegesis from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (2003). He is a Full Professor at the (Jesuit) University of San Francisco where he teaches primarily in the areas of New Testament and Christian Mysticism in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. He has published and presented internationally in the areas of New Testament, christology, contemplative Christian spirituality, interreligious dialogue, same-gender marriage and theological responses to the climate crises. In April 2018 he published his second book, Contemplating Christ: The Gospels and the Interior Life, with Liturgical Press.

Cost: Requested donation $25. Lunch Included. All are welcome. No one turned away for lack of funds. Email Anna Haight if scholarship is needed.

Anna Haight


St. Columba’s
12835 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
Inverness, CA 94937
Phone: 415.669.1039