Scripture Saturday

Bishop Donal presents the Gospel in brief and easy to understand snippets.

In these series Bishop of Derry, Donal McKeown gives short lessons on the Gospel in a series of easy to understand short (3-4 minute) video's with tips and references of where and how to use the lessons in our daily life.

This initiative was created as part of the Diocesan Youth programme in engaging young people in practical faith activities.

Series 3 Scripture Saturday

Letter's of the Hebrews, James, John and Jude

In this episode Bishop Donal explains the Book of Revelation/Apocalypse outlining:
- the background to the book;
- what is unique about it; and
- points for consideration.

Episode: 10
Series: 3

Broadcast: 27 March 2021

Letter's of the Hebrews, James, John and Jude

In this episode Bishop Donal explains the letter's of the Hebrews, James, John and Jude outlining:
- the background ot the letter authors;
- the theology behind each of them; and
- their relevance to the gospels.

Episode: 9
Series: 3

Broadcast: 20 March 2021

The Letter's of St Peter

In this episode Bishop Donal explains the Letter's of St Peter outlining:
- who St Peter was;
- why he wrote the letters;
- the theology behind them; and
- why they are so important.

Episode: 8
Series: 3

Broadcast: 13 March 2021

The Letter's of St Paul

Bishop Donal explains the Letter's of St Paul outlining:
- who St Paul was;
- why he wrote the letters;
- each of the letters;
- the theology behind them; and
- why they are so important.

Episode: 7
Series: 3

Broadcast: 6 March 2021

St John's Gospel

In this episode Bishop Donal explains Saint John's Gospel outlining:
- what is unque about John's Gospel;
- why John wrote this Gospel;
- how John's Gospel is different;
- the 7 signs in this Gospel;
- reflections in the Gospel on the meaning of Jesus' life; and
- the characteristic of this Gospel on the idea that Jesus is the 'Word'.

Episode: 6
Series: 3

Broadcast: 27 February 2021

St Luke's Gospel

In this episode Bishop Donal explains Luke's Gospel outlining:
- who Luke was;
- what is distinct about Luke's Gospel;
- Luke's connection with St Paul;
- the themes of Luke's Gospel; and
- a reflection for you to consider.

Episode: 5
Series: 3

Broadcast: 20 February 2021

St Mark's Gospel

In this episode Bishop Donal begins going through Marks Gospel outlining:
- who Mark was;

- what is distinct about Marks Gospel; and

- what is it's characteristics.

Bishop Donal also asks us to consider summing up the ‘Good News about Jesus Christ’ in a couple of sentences?
and
How does that Good News help you make sense of your life?

Episode: 4
Series: 3

Broadcast: 13 February 2021

St Matthew's Gospel

In this episode Bishop Donal begins going through the New Testament, starting with Matthew's Gospel outlining:
- what the word Gospel means;
- where the Gospels came from;
- who was Matthew;
- who Matthew's audience was; and
- Matthew's approach to explain who Jesus is, His message and the theme of Mission.

Episode: 3
Series: 3

Broadcast: 6 February 2021

The Scriptures

In this episode Bishop Donal gives an overview of the Scriptures; explaining the structure of the New Testament; the background; the order; the first written accounts; the princples behind the Old Testament; and the purpose of the Old and New Testaments - the purpose of the written Word of God.

Episode: 2
Series: 3

Broadcast: 30 January 2021

The order of the Gospel readings

Bishop Donal explains how the Sunday readings and Gospels are arranged in order through the Liturgical year; what the Liturgical calendar year is; the Sunday reading cycle; and Sunday Gospel on Sunday, 24th January 2021.

Episode: 1
Series: 3

Broadcast: 23 January 2021

Series 1 Scripture Saturday

Dying to yourself, take up your Cross in today's society.

Episode: 13
Series: 1

Broadcast: 27 June 2020

Bishop Donal explains Sunday's in Ordinary time and other periods in the liturgical calendar

Episode: 12
Series: 1

Broadcast: 20 June 2020

St John's Gospel chapter 6. 'Eat My flesh, drink My blood'

Episode: 11
Series: 1

Broadcast: 13 June 2020

Trinity Sunday - A God of Tenderness, Compassion, Slow to Anger, Rich in Kindness and Faithfulness.

Episode: 10
Series: 1

Broadcast: 6 June 2020

Your Life Makes Sense

Episode: 9
Series: 1

Broadcast: 30 May 2020

The Feast of the Ascension - how can you make disciples of all nations?

Episode: 8
Series: 1

Broadcast: 23 May 2020

Breaking down the words in the Gospel

Episode: 7
Series: 1

Broadcast: 16 May 2020

Jesus, what are you telling me?

Episode: 6
Series: 1

Broadcast: 9 May 2020

God as a shepherd

Episode: 5
Series: 1

Broadcast: 2 May 2020

On the road to Emmaus

Episode: 4
Series: 1

Broadcast: 25 April 2020

Explaining Easter

Episode: 3
Series: 1

Broadcast: Monday, 13 April 2020

The Word of God is there "to teach you today, not just about the past but about now".

Episode: 2
Series: 1

Broadcast: 11 April 2020

Introducing the Bible

Episode: 1
Series: 1

Broadcast: 4 April 2020