Eve of the Circumcision and Name of Jesus Seventh Day of Christmas New Year’s Eve December 31 The Lord be with you For us in the United States, and everyone around the world that uses the Julian/Gregorian Calendar, today is New Year’s Eve and tomorrow is New Year’s Day. On
Isaac’s conception was announced by an angel. O Lord Jesus, Your most holy conception, by which our sinful conception is sanctified, was announced by the angle Gabriel. Isaac’s name was given before he was born. Your most holy name Jesus, in which we are saved, was also revealed before You
Commemoration of David December 28 The Fifth Day of Christmas Today, we remember David, prophet and king. David, ancestor of the Lord Jesus, was the greatest of ancient Israel’s kings. He ruled from about 1010 BC to 970 BC. When his predecessor on the throne, King Saul, disobeyed God’s word
Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs Fourth Day of Christmas December 28 The Lord be with you Today is the Feast Day of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs, also sometimes called the “Slaughter of the Holy Innocents.” This event is recorded only in the Gospel of Matthew. He tells of King
Feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist Third Day of Christmas December 27 The Lord be with you Today is the Feast Day of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist. St. John was a son of Zebedee and brother of James the elder (whose festival day is July 25). John was
The Lord be with you It has been my practice for quite a few years to tell an original story at my Christmas Eve worship services, instead of delivering a conventional sermon. This is the 2017 story, about Gus, a retired Marine and Joe, a Marine reservist.
Today is both Christmas Eve and Advent 4. The morning message was for Advent 4 and the evening message was for Christmas Eve. This is the morning message, named “David’s House.” It considers how Nathan’s words to David about God building him a house is fulfilled in Jesus.
The Nativity of Our Lord—Christmas Eve December 24 The Lord be with you The exact date of the birth of Jesus is not known, and during, the earliest centuries of the Church, it seemed to have little significance. This followed the Early Church’s tradition of honoring and celebrating a Christian’s
They made known the saying which had been told them concerning this child. Luke 2:17 The faith of the shepherds produced action. St. Paul says, “The kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power”. 1 Corinthians 4:20. So also here. The shepherds do not only say, “Let