Easter time is a beautiful season not only to rejoice in the Risen Lord but also to savor the story of the early Church in Apostolic times. The readings at Mass and the Divine Office walk us through those days as if they were happening today. We have been blessed to also add some appropriate table reading that dovetails perfectly into the liturgical calendar. In the monastery, table reading refers to the practice of reading aloud spiritual works while the sisters eat the supper meal silently.
Dr. Tim Gray’s book Peter: Keys to Following Jesus is an excellent work that fleshes out many of the details in sacred scripture, art, history as well as archeology, that teach us more about the first Pope and the Church’s teachings on the papacy.