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Blessed Are You Among Women . . .

 

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Gaudete Sunday

 … is the third Sunday of Advent in the liturgical calendar of the Western Church, including the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, the Lutheran Churches, and other mainline Protestant churches. It can fall on any date from 11 December … Continue reading

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What is Advent? Gangnam Style!

From an Australian Archdiocese:    

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The Meaning of the Advent Candles

Over at Euangelion: Why are there so many different themes attached to the four Advent Candles (purple and pink). A survey of websites and books on Advent surface a number of options. Does anyone know why there are so many … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

As Advent begins: On this First Sunday of Advent: Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus … Continue reading

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Advent Preparatio​n

From the Bishop: The pdf. here: The Advent Preparatio​n  

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This Is True, and Not Just in the USA

Wherein Fr Z reflects: The Roman historian Livy wrote about the terminal decline of the Roman Republic that “Nec vitia nostra nec remedia pati possumus… We can bear neither our vices nor the remedies.” Alas, I fear that our vices have … Continue reading

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Advent Quote

“Take time to be aware that in the very midst of our busy preparations for the celebration of Christ’s birth in ancient Bethlehem, Christ is reborn in the Bethlehems of our homes and daily lives. Take time, slow down, be … Continue reading

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An Advent Calendar of NT Greek

This is well done – a few days in, but you’ll catch up. Some important vocab. for reading the birth narratives of Matthew and Luke (this version does not include chocolates): A NT Greek Advent. HT  

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Semper Paratus!

On The Sacred Page: … My father once served as chaplain for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (New London, CT)—this Gospel reminds me of the US Coast Guard motto: semper paratus, “always prepared.” This should be the motto of the … Continue reading

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