Fr. Christopher Begg

Fr. Christopher Begg has served as weekend assistant at St. Joseph's on Capitol Hill since 1982, and has taught our weekly bible study each Tuesday evening during the academic year. Father Chris was ordained as a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington on May 14, 1977, he earned his Ph.D. in 1979 and his S.T.D. in 1980 from the University of Louvain (Belgium) and is the Associate Dean for Ministerial and Seminary Students, an Ordinary Professor of Biblical Studies and the Katharine Drexel Chair in Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America. In 1988, Fr. Begg received a Papal appointment as a member of the International Theological Commission.

Fr. Begg is a member of the Catholic Biblical Association of America and of the Society of Biblical Literature; he is publishing editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, editor of Old Testament Abstracts, and Deuteronomistic History Coordinator of Religious Studies Review.  In 1993, the Leuven University Press published Fr. Begg's Josephus' Account of the Early Divided Monarchy. He is also author of 15 articles in scholarly encylopedia and dictionaries, along with 120 articles in scholarly journals.


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The annual Jubilarian celebration of marriage honoring couples married 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 51+ years will be held on June 16th at 2pm at the Basilica of the National Shrine ofthe Immaculate Conception.  Please pick up a registration form in the church or email Kelly Hanlon at to register. Names of jubiliarians must be received in the St. Joseph's office by April 25th. 




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