Advent study of the Gospels by Fr. Douglas Neel


    By Sally Neel
    Special to The PREVIEW

    The Rev. Douglas Neel, rector of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, is offering a series of four Advent classes, Thursdays at 6 p.m., giving an overview of each of the Gospels.

    This week’s class will discuss the Gospel of Matthew.

    These lectures offer an historical and cultural perspective on each of the Gospels, giving background information that brings readers a richer understanding and interpretation of the writings.

    Fr. Neel is the author of “The Food and Feasts of Jesus,” a new book published by Rowman and Littlefield. His in-depth research and down-to-earth approach to teaching brings a rich perspective to the Gospel writings.

    The classes will continue Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. during the season of Advent. The public is invited to attend.

    St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church is located at 225 S. Pagosa Blvd.

    For more information, call 731-5801.