Study of the ReadingsEd. by Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point • First Two Readings
Intimate and Cosmic
In the Hebrew Bible, kabod (“glory”) is the physical manifestation of the mysterious presence of God. The humanity of Jesus is exactly that, in a consummate way.
John Kavanaugh, SJ
Although Christmas was outlawed in New England until 1850, and people were forced to work that day while their children were ordered to school, subversive practices from olden times persisted.
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.
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.
Reginald H. Fuller
Mass at Midnight
Mass at Dawn
Mass During the Day