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Christmas

December 25, 2018
Working with the Word

Study of the Readings
Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
et al


• Words,     Phrases
To the point
• First Two     Readings
• Experience

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Dennis
Hamm, SJ

Intimate and Cosmic

Full of grace and truth. “Grace and truth” are a consecrated biblical phrase associated especially with God's covenant fidelity.

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The Word Encountered

John Kavanaugh, SJ

The Centrality of Christ

Christmas means that God not only created space and time: God entered them, became our flesh and blood, our kin, our child.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Children of God

The Mass during the day presents the masterfully-crafted prologue to the Gospel of John. John offers a different interpretation of the birth of Jesus.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Julian of Vezalay

I pray that the Word of the Lord may come again today to those who are silent, and that we may hear what the Lord God says to us in our hearts.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Mass at Midnight

Mass at Dawn

Mass During the Day

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