1 Maccabees

Capitulation, Complacency, and the Courage of the Maccabees

"The Maccabees" by Wojciech Stattler [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

This week in the first readings at Mass, we have been hearing the story of the Maccabean revolt against Antiochus Epiphanes. If you haven’t had the chance to hear the readings at Mass, it is worth reading them for a good overview of this important event in the history of the Jewish people. The first and second books of Maccabees […]