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  • America at Christmas

    12/27/2018 10:03:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2018 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if Christmas is a core value of belief in a personal God who lived among us and His freely given promise of eternal salvation that no believer should reject or apologize for? What if Christmas is the rebirth of Christ in the hearts of all believers? What if Christmas is the potential rebirth of Christ in every heart that will have Him, whether a believer or not? What if Jesus Christ was born about 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem? What if He is true God and true man? What if this is a mystery and a miracle? What if...
  • Nativities – Angels We Have Heard – Bruce Mitchell Choir – by Paul Kosinski

    12/24/2018 4:28:22 PM PST · by mairdie · 3 replies
    A wide range of illustrations of Nativity scenes.
  • Can Anything Good Come From Nazareth?

    12/24/2018 3:53:34 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Ministry Matters ^ | 2011 | Adam Hamilton
    The Christmas story begins in the town of Nazareth nine months before the birth of Jesus. Now, if any narrative ever cried out for attention to detail it is this one, so it’s worth taking a good look at this little town and what it might tell us about the nature and character of God. Nazareth is much more widely known today than it ever was in Jesus’ day. It is not among the sixty-three villages of Galilee mentioned in the Hebrew Talmud or the forty-five mentioned by first-century Jewish historian Josephus, who knew the area well. This was an...
  • The Sign of The Inn, The Cave and of the Swaddling Clothes ... Luke's Nativity pt 8

    And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.(Luke 2:4-9)Joseph, Mary’s espoused husband, almost divorced his...
  • UK: Nativity scene destroyed in Ilford, baby Jesus found decapitated

    12/23/2018 11:33:09 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 38 replies
    A nativity scene in Ilford has been “destroyed by idiots”.The British Pakistani Christian Association (BCPA) paid for and installed the statues to remind people in the High Road of the real meaning of Christmas. Yet, in an attack on Christianity, the Virgin Mary and Joseph have been smashed and the infant Jesus was decapitated. A local non-religious resident told the Ilford Recorder the incident was “religious desecration”. She said: “It is three days before Christmas and this happens”. Further saying, “Any other religion and there would be an outcry and it would have been fixed already. “It is a desecration...
  • Austin couple builds nativity scene with baby Jesus in 'ICE' detainment cage

    12/23/2018 10:23:45 AM PST · by bgill · 47 replies
    kvue ^ | Dec. 23, 2018 | Luis de Leon
    One Central Austin couple's Christmas decorations are stirring up some controversy. In their front yard sits a nativity scene showing baby Jesus in a cage in with "ICE" written on it, Mary and Joseph separated outside of the cage and a quote from the Statue of Liberty written on a scroll. It's all in protest of children being detained at the border and separated from their families... "If anyone is offended by our display, please know that we want to start this dialogue and have people thinking about why children are in cages," Naranjo said. This isn't the first time...
  • Who Were the Wise Men?

    12/22/2018 6:47:32 PM PST · by pcottraux · 52 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | December 22, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    Christmas 2018: Who Were the Wise Men? By Philip Cottraux The Nativity scene. Amongst the yearly plethora of Christmas trees, gifts, same radio songs playing over and over, and Santa Claus, we constantly look to the Nativity to remind ourselves of the reason for the season. But this year I want to focus solely on one of the strangest aspects of the Christmas story. The wise men are one of the most iconic images of Christmas. Somehow mixed in all the winter imagery is a forlorn desert-scape under a starry night. Three men dressed as Persian royalty ride camels toward...
  • The Unbelif Of The Priest...Luke's nativity pt 3

    And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings. And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season. And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so...
  • Delaware Town Boots Church's Nativity Scene

    12/08/2018 5:33:24 PM PST · by Maudeen · 21 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/08/2018 | WND
    It wouldn't be Christmas without some local-government official banning the display of a Nativity scene on public property. In this latest case, the church displaying the crčche had already received permission and had a 1984 Supreme Court ruling that such displays are legal as long as other non-religious or non-sectarian symbols are allowed. But what if no one else cares to put up an alternate display of competing symbols? According to these bureaucrats, the burden falls on the church ...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Octave of the Nativity (Gueranger)

    09/14/2018 9:04:37 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    “Praise and glory be to thee, O holy Trinity, who hast brought us all to this day’s solemnity. Praise be to thee also, O holy Mother of God, scepter of the orthodox faith: through thee the Cross triumphs, and man is called back to heaven; through thee the idols are overthrown, and the nations are brought to repentance.” Such words as these, which the Church borrows from her doctors to close the bright Octave, were doubtless sung in prophecy by the angels around the new-born babe Mary. And such, in the light of the ages since elapsed, must needs...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Sixth Day Within the Octave of the Nativity (Gueranger)

    09/12/2018 9:04:23 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    HOW BEAUTIFUL are thy first steps, O prince’s daughter! Our eyes are never weary of contemplating in thee the marvel of harmonious sweetness united to the strength of an army. Blessed child, continue to grow in grace; may thy course be prosperous; may thy royalty be strengthened and established. But the Church will not wait till thou be grown up, to sing to thee her beautiful antiphon: Rejoice O Virgin Mary; thou alone hast destroyed all heresies throughout the world. Heresy, Satan’s denial of what God affirms by his Christ, this is the great struggle, or rather the only...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fifth Day Within the Octave of the Nativity (Gueranger)

    09/11/2018 9:05:21 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 2 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    “WHO IS SHE that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array?” Such is thy growth, O Mary! Not the holiest life, were it even of patriarchal duration, will ever attain the degree of progress made under the influence of divine power by the soul of the most pure Virgin, in these few days elapsed since her coming on earth. First, there is the progress of her intellect: not subject to the obscurity which envelopes the minds of all men at their entrance into the world,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Fourth Day Within/Octave/Nativity; Comm. Ss. Protus/Hyacinth, Martyrs (Gueranger)

    09/10/2018 9:03:08 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Simple “DIMITTE ME, jam enim ascendit aurora; let me go for it is break of day;” such were the words which put an end to the struggle between the Angel and the Patriarch on the banks of the torrent. Blessed dawn, which triumphed over God himself! How long had been that night, during which the human race had been struggling by its supplications and tears! Ever since the fall, the Angel of justice had been guarding the entrance to the true land of promise; at every turn he was to be found, resisting in his inexorable vengeance poor,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Second Day Within the Octave of the Nativity (Gueranger)

    09/08/2018 9:07:54 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 3 replies
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    LET US MAKE MAN to Our image and likeness. “And God made man; He modelled him,” says Tertullian, “to the image of God, i.e. of Christ. Wonderful deed, to fashion this slime of the earth! God seems to be absorbed in it; He makes it the work of His hand and of His heart; counsel, wisdom, providence, and above all love, trace the lines. As He forms each lineament of this clay, He has in mind Christ who is to become man. This slime of the earth, stamped with the image of the Christ to come, is not only...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Gueranger)

    09/07/2018 9:07:10 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double of the Second Class (with a Simple Octave) LET US CELEBRATE THE NATIVITY of the Virgin Mary; let us adore her Son, Christ our Lord. Such is the invitation addressed to us today by the Church. Let us hearken to her call; let us enter into her overflowing joy. The Bridegroom is at hand, for his throne is now set up on earth; yet a little while, and he will appear in the diadem of our human nature, wherewith his Mother is to crown him on the day of the joy of his heart, and of ours....
  • This Rosenstein Sound Bite Should Be The ONLY News!

    08/24/2018 1:53:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 24, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: July 13th of this year, this is Rod Rosenstein press conference at the Department of Justice. Listen… Rod Rosenstein Holds Press Conference for Law Enforcement AnnouncementROSENSTEIN: There’s no allegation in this document that any American citizen committed a crime. There’s no allegation that the conspiracy changed the vote count or affected any election result. RUSH: That was after an indictment of a whole bunch of Russians. I’m not gonna stop playing this, folks, because it’s all right there. BREAK TRANSCRIPT Now, go back and grab me sound bite 20. I don’t want anybody to ever forget this. I keep...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (Gueranger)

    06/23/2018 9:58:50 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double of the First Class (with an Octave) The Voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare ye the way of the Lord; behold thy God!” Oh! in this world of ours grown now so cold, who can understand earth’s transports at hearing these glad tidings so long expected? The promised God was not yet manifested; but already have the heavens bowed down to make way for his passage. No longer was he “the One who is to come,” he for whom our fathers, the illustrious saints of the prophetic age ceaselessly called, in their indomitable hope. Still...
  • NATIVITY OF CHRIST. Divine Liturgy in English (Orthodox Christmas)

    01/07/2018 7:07:38 AM PST · by NRx · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 6 2018 / Dec 25 2017 (Old Calendar) | Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St John the Baptist
    Merry Christmas everyone. Christ is born! Glorify Him!
  • [Catholic Caucus] Eerie and ominous’ sign appears as Pope Francis visits Vatican Nativity

    01/02/2018 8:03:45 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 2, 2017 | Anthony H. Wagner
    Would Pope Francis say anything about this year’s Vatican nativity scene — which was so clearly meant as a nod to the LGBT lobby — when he paid it a visit on New Year’s Eve? He spoke not a word of course, but instead blessed it and chuckled as a few dignitaries, responsible for what some have called a “hideous” and “sacrilegious” crčche, gave him a guided tour. And yet something very eerie and ominous happened that evening. At exactly the same time as the Pope left St. Peter’s Basilica and walked to the crčche in St. Peter’s Square, a...
  • Eerie and ominous’ sign appears as Pope Francis visits Vatican Nativity

    01/03/2018 6:39:58 AM PST · by MNDude · 23 replies
    Would Pope Francis say anything about this year’s Vatican nativity scene — which was so clearly meant as a nod to the LGBT lobby — when he paid it a visit on New Year’s Eve? He spoke not a word of course, but instead blessed it and chuckled as a few dignitaries, responsible for what some have called a “hideous” and “sacrilegious” crčche, gave him a guided tour. And yet something very eerie and ominous happened that evening. At exactly the same time as the Pope left St. Peter’s Basilica and walked to the crčche in St. Peter’s Square, a...