Monthly Archives: December 2012

“He was lofty but he sucked Mary’s milk, and from His blessings all creation drinks”

Glory to that Voice that became a body, and to the lofty Word that became flesh. Ears even heard Him, eyes saw Him, hands even touched Him, the mouth ate Him. Limbs and senses gave thanks to the One Who … Continue reading

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“He chooses from out of all the creation this Pure and Immaculate Virgin”

This Virgin is the Mother of God — Mary, the Most Glorious of God, from the womb of Whom the Most Divine issued forth in the flesh and by Whom He Himself did arrange a wondrous temple for Himself. She … Continue reading

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“He Who has broken the bonds of sinners is now bound by an infant’s bands”

What shall I say! And how shall I describe this Birth to you? For this wonder fills me with astonishment. The Ancient of days has become an infant. He Who sits upon the sublime and heavenly Throne, now lies in … Continue reading

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“And so our Lord Jesus Christ made in Himself the beginning of a new creation”

The bodily Nativity therefore of the Son of God took nothing from and added nothing to His Majesty because His unchangeable substance could be neither diminished nor increased. For that “the Word became flesh” does not signify that the nature … Continue reading

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“Blessed is He Who made our body a Tabernacle for His hiddenness”

Blessed be the Child Who today delights Bethlehem. Blessed be the Newborn Who today made humanity young again. Blessed be the Fruit Who bowed Himself down for our hunger. Blessed be the Gracious One Who suddenly enriched all of our … Continue reading

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“He, equal to the Father in the form of God, became like to us in the form of a servant”

What human being could know all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden in Christ and concealed under the poverty of His humanity? For, ‘being rich, he became poor for our sake that by his poverty we might become rich.’ … Continue reading

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“Christ is born, give glory!”

Christ is born, give glory; Christ is from the heavens, go to meet him; Christ is on earth, be lifted up. “Sing to the Lord, all the earth,” and, to say both together, “Let the heavens be glad and let … Continue reading

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