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“But He is Holy Whom the sacred precepts of the divine law presignified in the figure of the Mystery that was to come”

And so the Child was circumcised. Who is this Child, unless He of Whom it was said: “a Child is born to us, a son is given to us”? “He was made under the Law, that He might redeem those … Continue reading

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“He Who sits upon the sublime and heavenly Throne, now lies in a manger”

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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“Let us too arise with joy and run in spirit to meet our Savior”

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

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“Let us pray to the Lord then that we may be firm and solid buildings that no storm can overthrow”

The baptism that Jesus gives is a baptism in the Holy Spirit and in fire. Baptism is one and the same no matter who receives it, but its effect depends on the recipient’s disposition. He who is portrayed as baptizing … Continue reading

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“Let the Word of God move in you unhindered and give you a knowledge of his coming and of his mysteries”

“The word of God was addressed to John, son of Zechariah, in the desert, and he went through all the Jordan valley.” Where else could he go but through the Jordan valley. Where there would be water at hand to … Continue reading

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“Daily the world is oppressed by new and growing evils”

The Lord says, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” He means: “Nothing that is lasting in your world lasts for eternity without change; and everything that in me is perceived as passing away … Continue reading

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“Everyone who is reborn in Christ becomes the kingdom which is no longer of the world”

Listen, everyone, Jews and Gentiles, circumcised and uncircumcised. Listen, all kings of the earth. I am no hindrance to your rule in this world, “for my kingdom is not of this world.” Banish the groundless fear that filled Herod the … Continue reading

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“So will they reign with Christ, receiving as their inheritance that heavenly kingdom which cannot be shaken”

All those who hold to true faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and show proof of their faith by good works, guarding themselves from sins or cleansing themselves from their stains by confession and repen­tance; who practice the virtues opposed … Continue reading

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