I. This Sunday in Church:
Revelation to Joseph
Bible Readings for This Sunday (December 17)
Sermons for This Sunday (December 17)
3. Malankara World Journals Featuring: St. Joseph
Volume 6 No 388 Dec 9 2016
Volume 5 No 318: December 11 2015
Volume 4 No 252: December 12, 2014
Volume 3 No 182: December 12, 2013
Volume 2 No 113: Dec 13 2012
II. Lectionary Reflections:
Joseph: The Father of a Messiah
The course of Joseph's life was entirely redirected by God, and yet he
reacted with grace and obedience. ...
Believe in the Dreams of the Person You Love
Today's gospel lesson is about a dream. The dream of Joseph. Not Mary's
dream, but Joseph's dream. ...
Silent Night - Silent Joseph
Jesus wants to give us a "Joseph-Christmas" present. "For when peaceful
stillness compassed everything and the night in its swift course was half
spent, Your all-powerful Word from heaven's royal throne bounded" (Wis
Joseph is silent throughout the Gospels so whatever he may have thought we
can only speculate. Yet, we can probably assume that what he felt when the
news of Mary's unexpected pregnancy was made known to him...
Reflection On St. Joseph
In some ways, the example of Joseph is the perfect pivot point as move
from anticipation to reality in the Incarnation, celebrated all through the
liturgical season of Christmas. How? ...
III. Featured Articles on Advent
Five Brief Advent Meditations
As the days grow shorter and the darkness increases we light candles on
our Advent wreaths and remember that Jesus is the true light of the world,
the light that shines in the darkness. ...
From Jacob to Jesus
The Old Testament says, "He is coming!" The Gospels say, "He is here!" The book
of Acts says, "He has come!" The Epistles say, "He is Lord!" Revelation says,
"He is coming again!" ...
It's Getting Late Very Early Out There: On the Great Drama of Light at Advent
Our hymns turn to images of light. The darker it gets, the more candles we
light on the Advent wreath. In the darkest moments of December, our Advent
wreath is at its brightest. As Scripture says, The light shines in the
darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. …
The Incarnation of Christ
We are to imitate Christ's perfect example of humility. James 4:10 says,
"Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you." ...
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