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Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) A
December 25, 2013


Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings


The Word Embodied

Kavanaugh, S. J.

Subversive Celebration

There is a mystery in Christmas far brighter than presents, more persistent than the great wars or personal sorrows that seem to steal it away.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Children of God

Becoming children of God means developing kinship-like loyalties to God, Jesus, and other group members. The emphasis is eminently group-centered and interpersonal.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

Theodotus of Ancyra

No one was afraid to approach Christ, overawed by his immense wealth; no one was kept from coming to him by the grandeur of his royal estate. No, he who was offering himself for the salvation of the world came as an ordinary worker.


Preparing for Sunday

Gillick, S. J.

Sad to say, Fr. Larry Gillick has stopped writing reflections for Sundays as of the First Sunday of Advent. We will miss him a lot, but will have new material in this spot soon. Thanks to Fr. Larry for his inspiring analyses of the readings!

Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Mass at Midnight

Mass at Dawn

Mass During the Day