12/20/2019 ADVENT APPETIZER

Posted on Dec 23, 2019 by

[In the sixth month,    the angel Gabriel was sent from God    to a town of Galilee called Nazareth,    to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph,    of the house of David,    and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said,    “Hail, full of grace! The […]

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12/19/2019 ADVENT APPETIZER

Posted on Dec 19, 2019 by

[Then, when the whole assembly of the people was praying outside at the hour of the incense offering, the angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right of the altar of incense. Zechariah was troubled by what he saw, and fear came upon him. But the angel said to him, “Do not […]

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12/18/2019 ADVENT APPETIZER

Posted on Dec 19, 2019 by

[This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was […]

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12/17/2019 ADVENT APPETIZER

Posted on Dec 18, 2019 by

[…After the Babylonian exile, Jechoniah became the father of Shealtiel, Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel, Zerubbabel the father of Abiud. Abiud became the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor, Azor the father of Zadok. Zadok became the father of Achim, Achim the father of Eliud, Eliud the father of Eleazar. Eleazar became the […]

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12/16/2019 ADVENT APPETIZER

Posted on Dec 17, 2019 by

[When Balaam raised his eyes and saw Israel encamped, tribe by tribe, the spirit of God came upon him, and he gave voice to his oracle:…] (Numbers 24:2) Balaam is a pagan prophet and often used in the New Testament as an example of infidelity as well as everything not to be.   In this section […]

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