Month: December 2020

Christmas Octave Day 7

December 31, 2020  Innocents   Matt 2:16 When Herod realized that he had been deceived by the magi, he became furious. He ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had ascertained from the magi. (This story parallels Moses’ story in …

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Christmas Octave Day 6

December 30, 2020  Doves  Luke 2:22-32, 36-38 When the days were completed for their purification* according to the law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord,just as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord,”and …

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Christmas Octave Day 5

December 29, 2020  Magi  Matt 2:10-11 They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. (Matthew never tells us how many Magi there …

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Christmas Octave Day 4

December 28, 2020 Star   Matt 2:1-2 When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.” (The star and Magi …

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Christmas Octave Day 3

December 27, 2020  Shepherds  Luke 2:15-16 When the angels went away from them to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the …

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Christmas Octave Day 2

December 26, 2020  Angels  Matt 1:20-23; Luke 1:13, Luke 1:26-27, 2:9-10 Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord* appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the holy Spirit that this …

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Christmas Day 2020

27.) December 25, 2020  Jesus  Luke 2:1-18 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus* that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the …

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26th Day of Advent 2020

26.) December 24, 2020  Mary  Luke 1:26-28, 31-34 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, favored one! …

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25th Day of Advent 2020

25.) December 23, 2020  Joseph   Matt 1: 19-24 Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man,yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid …

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24th Day of Advent 2020

24.) December 22, 2020  John the Baptizer  Luke 3: 2-6 During the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to Johnthe son of Zechariah in the desert. He went throughout [the] whole region of the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins,as it is written in the …

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