Advent 3: Preaching Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11, the Magnificat, and John 1:6-8, 19-28

In this third episode of Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community, we speak with Episcopalians committed to the Beloved Community about the lectionary texts for Advent 3 (B). The texts covered in this episode are Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11, the Magnificat, and John 1:6-8,19-28. Our guests this week are:

  • The Rev. Canon Anna Carmichael, PhD, canon to the ordinary in the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin. She is committed to social justice through her work with the diocesan immigration commission (SJRAISE) and the anti-racism commission.
  • Rowan Larson (they/them), the Minister for Christian Formation and Parish Administrator at Grace Episcopal Church in Newton, Mass. They are a candidate for ordination in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. 
  • Father Jerry Maynard, “The People’s Priest”, who runs a ministry of protest, praise, and community organizing in Houston, Tex.


Prophetic Voices is hosted by the Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg, The Episcopal Church’s staff officer for Racial Reconciliation. For more information on Becoming Beloved Community, visit