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The seventh day of Christmas December 31st — the Feast of the Holy Family (and the sixth day of Kwanzaa.) I met a young couple at a welcome station in the mountains of Virginia a few year ago. I saw Joseph and Mary and Jesus in them. May there be a touch of holiness ~ […]
The memorial of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs ~ Thursday, December 28, 2017 ( and Day 3 of Kwanzaa) Herod the Great had been elected “King of the Jews” by the Roman Senate in 40 B.C. When the Magi told him of the new King of the Jews, Herod could think of nothing but wiping out […]
The Feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist ~ Wednesday, December 27, 2017 ( and Day 2 of Kwanzaa) The symbol for St. John among the four Evangelists is the eagle because he soared high above the others into the mystical heights of contemplation in his writings, especially his majestic final discourses—meditations on the mysterious communion […]
The Feast of St. Stephen, December 26, 2017 Today, December 26, is the second day of Christmas, and the first day of Kwanzaa (African-American). May we learn about our own and each other’s celebrations. It’s easy, just Google the word Kwanzaa. For us Christians the mystery of Incarnation (God-becoming-human in the person of Jesus Christ) […]
The Birthday of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – 2017 While all things were in quiet silence, And when night was in the midst of her swift course, Your Almighty Word, O Lord, Leaped down out of your royal throne, […]
The Fourth Sunday of Advent~ December 24, 2017 Well, in Luke’s Annunciation story, the angel Gabriel tells Mary that she will conceive a child who will be the Son of God. She questions the angel, he reassures her and then she goes off to visit her cousin Elizabeth who’s with child in her old age […]