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The Holy Family
December 28, 2014





Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings
Experience

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The Word Embodied

John
Kavanaugh, S. J.

God Made Flesh

It is unsettling for many—and sometimes for us—that God would penetrate and inhabit our ordinariness. It might be more reassuring if our Child-God had sprung fully matured from the head of Zeus, instead of appearing in the midst of such inadequacy and vulnerability.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Children of God

Defining the family is never easy. The challenge was no different in the ancient world than it is in modern cultures. Even more difficult is deciding what kind of family is good and decent, and what kind of family is not.

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Thoughts
from the Early
Church


Cyril of Alexandria

Scripture says: “As through one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so through one man’s obedience many will be made righteous.” And so, Christ submitted to the law together with us ...

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The Holy Family is the paradigm for all Christian family life, for the Christian family is the divinely provided context in which the Christian child may grow to physical, mental, and spiritual maturity.

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