December 25, 2011

The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The twenty-fifth day of December.

In the five thousand one hundred and ninety-ninth year of the creation of the world from the time when God in the beginning created the heavens and the earth;

the two thousand nine hundred and fifty-seventh year after the flood;

the two thousand and fifteenth year from the birth of Abraham;

the one thousand five hundred and tenth year from Moses and the going forth of the people of Israel from Egypt;

the one thousand and thirty-second year from David's being anointed king;

in the sixty-fifth week according to the prophecy of Daniel;

in the one hundred and ninety-fourth Olympiad;

the seven hundred and fifty-second year from the foundation of the city of Rome;

the forty second year of the reign of Octavian Augustus;

the whole world being at peace,

in the sixth age of the world,

Jesus Christ the eternal God and Son of the eternal Father, desiring to sanctify the world by his most merciful coming, being conceived by the Holy Spirit, and nine months having passed since his conception, was born in Bethlehem of Judea of the Virgin Mary, being made flesh.

The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh.

If you don't 'like' any of the presents you received this year. Remember, THIS, the Incarnation, is the TRUE gift and the BEST gift you/we will ever receive. Don't reject it and send it back.


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December 25, 2009 12:23 AM  
Blogger A Secular Franciscan said...

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2009 6:14 AM  
Blogger Fr. John Mary, ISJ said...

A blessed Christmas to you, Cathy, and to Sodak (hope he likes what "Santa" brought him!).
Your reflections are a breath of fresh air in this most trying time.
May the Mother of God and Saint Joseph intercede for you always.
And may the Infant Christ bless you in every way! FrJM

December 25, 2009 12:56 PM  
Blogger Anna B. said...

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2011 9:10 PM  
Blogger Larry Denninger said...

Merry Christmas, Cathy.

December 30, 2011 7:02 AM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Merry Christmas!

December 30, 2011 8:36 PM  

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