Archive for December 2007

Blessings and joy of Christmas

Welcome, welcome, Jesus Christ our infant saviour,baby who makes every birth holy.May we, who like the shepherdshave witnessed in the stable a new kind of lovereturn to our work with joy.May we, for whom the heavens have openedto proclaim that God is with uswe who have fed on the living breadand drunk the wine of…

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Twas in the moon of wintertime…

The “Huron Carol” (or “‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime”) is a Christmas hymn, written in 1643 by Jean de Brébeuf, a Christian missionary at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Canada. Brébeuf wrote the lyrics in the native language of the Huron/Wendat people; the song’s original Huron title is “Jesous Ahatonhia” (“Jesus, he is born”).…

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Shepherds

Here are the shepherds and one sheep from my Nativity set. More to follow.

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Joseph

More thoughts on Advent IV and Joseph. Here are 2 poems of Joseph from RevGalBlogPals. I’m a carpenter.I make things fit. I square off the edges.I follow the pumb line.I measure twice before I cut once.Surprises are not the friend of a builder.I like to know the plan.I like to see the plan before I…

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Advent IV

The readings for the fourth Sunday of Advent are here.This year we focus on Matthew’s story of the birth of Christ. Luke focuses on Mary but Matthew focuses on Joseph. Joseph goes to bed after a hard day of learning that his intended bride is pregnant and trying decide what to do to preserve his…

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ADVENT III

Readings for Sunday are here. The Epistle for this week is from James. It is not a letter that we hear very often. James seems to be writing to counteract a belief that had grown from some of Paul’s writings about grace. People took Paul’s words to mean that Christians did not have to do…

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Bloggers help Christ the King Church in Brazil

Let’s raise more $$ for City of God in Brazil. Details here. CHRIST THE KING ANGLICAN CHURCH in the Cidade de Deus, is in one of the most impoverished and dangerous neighbourhoods in the world. The following is an English translation of what this church considers its mission to be in this challenging environment: We…

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