CHRISTMAS DAY: THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD JESUS THE CHRIST

Nativity, http://www.nynecopts.org/ http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/122517.cfm While they were there [Bethlehem], the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.      Luke 2:6-7 Some preliminary notes: There are four … Continue reading CHRISTMAS DAY: THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD JESUS THE CHRIST

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT: GAUDETE SUNDAY

John the Baptist Baptizes Jesus, Verrocchio & da Vinci, Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy. http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/121717.cfm “Who are you?” [John] admitted and did not deny it, but admitted, “I am not the Christ.”   John 1:20 Today’s second reading, taken from the second letter of St. Paul to the Christians in Thessalonica, now in the northern part of … Continue reading THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT: GAUDETE SUNDAY