Christmas Day 2011

 All the Scriptures for the various Nativity Masses of Christmas Day
 can be found here.

There are separate scriptures for the Vigil Mass, Mass During The Night, Mass at Dawn and Mass During The Day.

Taken from John's Gospel :

 In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came to be through Him,
and without Him nothing came to be.

What came to be through Him was life,
and this life was the light of the human race, 
the light that shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overcome it.

John 1:3-5

A variety of reflections can be found here

including this one here by Fr. Ron Rolheiser which is especially good.

The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
He was in the world,
and the world came to be through him,
but the world did not know him.
He came to what was his own,
but his own people did not accept him.

 But to those who did accept him
he gave power to become children of God,
to those who believe in his name,
who were born not by natural generation
nor by human choice nor by a man's decision
but of God.

And the Word became flesh
and made his dwelling among us,

and we saw his glory,
the glory as of the Father's only Son,

full of grace and truth.

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Tim said...

Happy Christmas, Phil! I trust your holiday and the coming year are filled with much light and love!

Blessings, dear friend,

Shane Ambrose said...

Merry Christmas and thank you for some inspiring work on the blog during 2011!

Shane, John and Lorraine on Sacred Space 102fm