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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12/15/2019 ADVENT APPETIZER

Posted on Dec 16, 2019 by

[When John the Baptist heard in prison of the works of the Christ, he sent his disciples to Jesus with this question, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?”] (Mt. 11:2-3) John the Baptist who had been a staunch witness to faith in the arrival of the Messiah […]

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12/14/2019 ADVENT APPETIZER

Posted on Dec 16, 2019 by

[As they were coming down from the mountain, the disciples asked Jesus, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” He said in reply, “Elijah will indeed come and restore all things; but I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him but did to him whatever they […]

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12/13/2019 ADVENT APPETIZER

Posted on Dec 16, 2019 by

[Jesus said to the crowds: “To what shall I compare this generation? It is like children who sit in marketplaces and call to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, but you did not dance, we sang a dirge but you did not mourn.’ For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they said, […]

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