Friday, December 10, 2010

Awaiting the Messiah: The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Community of the Essenes

On Thursday, December 16th, the Institute of Catholic Culture, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia is proud to present a program that describes how the many faithful Jews, in the year leading up to the birth of Jesus Christ, prepared themselves for the coming of the Messiah by retreating into the desert and immersing themselves in prayer.

Join Sebastian Carnazzo, Ph.D. candidate, and the Institute of Catholic Culture for this in-depth study of the Jewish community of the Essenes and how they prepared for the coming of the Christ.

Sebastian Carnazzo received his masters in Theology with a concentration in Sacred Scripture from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College, and is presently completing a doctorate in Biblical Studies at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He teaches full-time at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary of the Fraternity of St. Peter as Lecturer in Sacred Scripture and Biblical Languages.

This event takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Transfiguration Catholic Church, 8501 Lewinsville Rd., McLean, Va. Admission is free and no reservations are required.

For more information, please visit or call 703-504-8733.

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