Monthly Archives: December 2015

“For on this day did He Who vested Himself with humanity for our sake pitch His human tabernacle”

“Sound the trump at the new moon,” says David, “even in the notable day of your feast.” The commandments of Divinely-inspired teaching are assuredly a law for those who hear them. Therefore, since the notable day of our feast is … Continue reading

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“As again He dwelt in His mother’s womb, in His womb dwells all creation”

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 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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The Eucatastrophe of Christmas

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“The mystery of the Virgin Birth is the basis of the mystery of the resurrection”

The Virgin Birth cannot be understood in abstraction from the triumphant consummation of Christ’s life in his resurrection, for it is there that the mystery of his Person is revealed. In fact the birth of Jesus of the Virgin Mary … Continue reading

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“Allah” or “God”: Does it Matter?

“Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?” Do a Google search and you will find this question being addressed on numerous¬†blogs by theologians, philosophers, and plebeians. Clearly it has generated a great deal of interest. My blog certainly experienced … Continue reading

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