“The Light Of Life” follows the story of a certain biblical character who, upon his death, was given a very unique and special gift from God. It narrates a single, overarching story divided into “bite-sized” segments. The story continues with the 2nd segment below. Read the preface and 1st segment here. The Light Of Life [...]
Here are the lectionary readings for the first Sunday after Christmas: Isaiah 61:10-62:3 Psalm 148 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:22-40
Saint Stephen (d. c. 35) is celebrated on Dec. 26th in the Roman tradition and Dec. 27th in the Eastern Orthodox tradition. He is regarded as both Protodeacon and Protomartyr, being the first deacon and first martyr in the early church. Stephen was a Greek-speaking (Hellenistic) Jew, who was one of the seven selected by [...]
A video tour of the Christmas section of the Liturgical Calendar exhibit, introducing some themes, traditions, and artwork on display, and offering some reflections.
St. Augustine in his Cell, by Sandro Botticelli (c. 1445-1510). Replica fresco by Joseph Gabanek. MC 0326 To help us reflect theologically on the mystery of the Incarnation that we celebrate at Christmas, Augustine of Hippo (354-430), with rhetorical brilliance, reflects in a Christmas sermon as follows (Sermon 191.1). “The Word of [...]