Jessie DeCorsey, "The Nativity" (2017). Used by permission from the artist. Image © 2017, Jessie DeCorsey.
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Christmas Day: Nativity of Our Lord (II)
First Sunday of Christmas
Luke 2:[1-7] 8-20 Commentary
by Niveen Sarras
For centuries the narrative of the Nativity of Jesus has been spiritualized and read literarily.
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Isaiah 62:6-12 Commentary
by Charles L. Aaron, Jr.
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Psalm 97 Commentary
by Rebecca Poe Hays
Christianity is, in many ways, a faith built on paradoxes.
Titus 3:4-7 Commentary
by Benjamin Fiore, S.J.
The reference to Jesus' appearance in the flesh, which accords with the feast of Christmas that we celebrate today, is embedded in a series of moral instructions.
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Sermon Brainwave #640 - Christmas Day (Nativity 2)
December 25, 2018
Discussion on texts for Christmas Day - Proper II (Dec. 25, 2018): (Gospel) Luke 2:[1-7] 8-20; (First Reading) Isaiah 62:6-12; Psalm 97; (Second Reading) Titus 3:4-7. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.