Today a child was born, and he was called “wonder”, for it is a wonder that God reveals Himself as an infant. ~ St. Ephrem
Ps 148 • Isaiah 61ff • Gal 4:4-7 • Luke 2:22-40
Do not forget, Christmas Day has passed but not the Christmas season. Jesus’ birth is worthy of more than one day of celebration.
Christmas is the celebration of the Incarnation of Christ. Within the Incarnation all of God’s work is revealed. It marks the beginning of Jesus’s human journey of our restoration. The most important things that God wants us to know about God are revealed in Jesus Christ.
Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of
your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our
hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our
Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy
Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully
restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may
share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share
our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns
with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever
and ever. Amen.