"Crypt, Siena." Fresco of the Visitation (c.128) in the crypt of Siena Cathedral. Image by Holly Hayes via Flickr licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.
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Fourth Sunday of Advent
Christmas Eve: Nativity of Our Lord
Christmas Day: Nativity of Our Lord (II)
Luke 1:39-45, (46-55) Commentary
by Judith Jones
Having learned from the angel that she will give birth to the Son of God, Mary hurries to visit her pregnant relative Elizabeth in the hill country.
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Micah 5:2-5a Commentary
by Anne Stewart
The prophet Micah was active during a tumultuous period in Israel’s history.
Luke 1:46-55 Commentary
Mary’s beautiful song of praise is commonly called the Magnificat, from the Latin for “magnify.”
Hebrews 10:5-10 Commentary
by Edward Pillar
During the Advent and Christmas season we have a wonderful opportunity to think through and speak about the meaning and purpose of the life of the Lord Jesus.
A Merciful Advent
by Karoline Lewis
December 20, 2015
Listen closely. Anything sound familiar in Mary’s Magnificat? Notice anything similar between Mary’s song and Jesus’ inaugural sermon in Nazareth (Luke 4:18-19)? ...
SB452 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
Discussion on texts for Fourth Sunday of Advent (Dec. 20, 2015): (Gospel) Luke 1:39-45, (46-55); (First Reading) Micah 5:2-5a; (Psalm) Psalm 80:1-7; (Alt. Psalm) Luke 1:46-55; (Second Reading) Hebrews 10:5-10.