Reflections in Christ

In Fairness to Herod

If the Christmas story has a villain, it would be King Herod.  In the passion story, the main villain would be Judas Iscariot, with possibly the High Priest Caiaphas and his Sanhedrin running a close second.  But there is no close second in the Christmas story when it comes to villains.  Herod has the field…

Giving thanks is central to our relationship with God

In reading the account in Saint Luke’s Gospel, in which Christ healed ten lepers, we learn how only one leper - and a Samaritan at that - returned to Him to offer thanks:  “Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed,  turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving Him…

“Help My Unbelief”

When Joseph first saw the mighty wonder, he thought he saw only a human child wrapped in swaddling clothes.  But from all that came to pass, he discovered the Child to be the True God Who grants the world great mercy!  [Vespers of the Prefeast of the Nativity]

Christmas tells the same wonderful story…