Monthly Archives: December 2018

“Silent Night, Holy Night”

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“Christmas”

“Let us go a journey,” Quoth my soul to my mind, “Past the plains of darkness Is a house to find Where for my thirsting I shall have my fill, And from my torment I shall be still.” “Let us … Continue reading

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“The fleshless one takes flesh, the Word is made coarse, the invisible one is seen, the impalpable one is touched, the timeless one makes a beginning, the Son of God becomes Son of Man”

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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David Bentley Hart on St Gregory of Nyssa, Universal Salvation, and the Poetic Omnipotence of God

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“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

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“Scripture itself insists on the joy which must fill us—a joy which will lift our spirit out of itself in longing for his coming”

Our King and Savior is coming; let us run to meet him! “Good news from a far country,” in the words of Solomon, “is like cold water to a thirsty soul” and to announce the coming of our Savior and … Continue reading

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Transubstantiation: Was Thomas Aquinas a Semi-Calvinist?

“The colour and shape of the host is not the colour and shape of Christ’s body,” declares Herbert McCabe; “the location of the host, its being on the altar does not mean that Christ’s body is located on the altar; … Continue reading

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Angels and people join in celebration!

by Fr Jonathan Tobias In yesterday’s trip to Hobby Lobby, it was amazing to see how many things you could get with plaques emblazoned with “He is the Reason for the Season,” and all sorts of artwork portraying angels with … Continue reading

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