O Holy Night…

Steadfast, unwavering, and with abiding love… I wish everyone a joyous and Merry Christmas.

Luke 2-8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

[…] 14-And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. 16-And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. 17-And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. 18-And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19-But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. 20-And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

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89 Responses to O Holy Night…

  1. spoogels says:

    Ted Malloch: The True Meaning of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ May Surprise You



    • spoogels says:

      The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.

      Two turtledoves were the Old and New Testaments.

      Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.

      The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.

      The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of The Old Testament.

      The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.

      Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit: Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership and Mercy.

      The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.

      Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self Control.

      The ten lords a-leaping were the Ten Commandments.

      The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.

      The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles’ Creed.

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  2. Homesteader says:

    One of the greatest glaring errors of this non-Catholic film is showing The Virgin with birth pangs. The Immaculata did not suffer the curse of Eve.

    The Father begot [Him] without change, and the virgin bore [him] without corruption. For God did not submit to begetting with fluxes, for He begot [Him] in a manner fit for God. And the virgin didn’t submit to corruption when she was giving birth, for she gave birth after a spiritual manner.- St. John Chrystostom 3rd century


    • Snowball says:

      And you know because you were there. Dec. 25 is a pagan holiday. The messiah was borne in the month of September, during the festival of Sukkot, also called Tabernacles because he tabernacled with us. Pagan Christians are so uninformed. But you do love your traditions and want to force the Almighty to honor them.


      • Gunner says:

        WOW, really? And, you, Snowball, nor anyone else, will take away the joy I feel this day as I celebrate the birth of my Lord and Saviour — no matter the day or season.


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        • Shelley Keith Childs says:

          Every couple of years my pastor gives an Advent sermon explaining why it’s okay to celebrate Christ’s birth on December 25th. Here are the notes: “If the priestly service was unbroken from the time of Zechariah to the destruction of the temple, this calculation has the course of Abijah in the first week of October. Some early Christian writers (John Chrysostom, 347-407) taught that Zechariah received the message about John’s birth on the Day of Atonement, which falls in September or October. This would place John the Baptist’s birth in June or July, and the birth of Jesus six months later, in late December or early January. Some advocates of this view believe that December 25 is the correct day of Jesus’ birth, while others believe that January 6 is the correct day.”


  3. Bob Parker says:

    Josh Groban provides the absolute FINEST rendition of “Oh Holy Night” that I have ever heard!

    Mr. Goban, thank you for an extremely uplifting, emotional, & inspirational rendition of this timeless song!

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  4. pnj01 says:

    I went to Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral last evening and had to cross much of Midtown Manhattan on foot to do so (Anti-Terrorist Bollards and street closings everywhere due to an ISIS threat to Midtown Manhattan). Due to all those complexities, Christmas 2018 may seem a mixed message BUT through all the hustle and bustle and excitement and the gorgeous Rockefeller Center tree and the unending stream of humanity (and even the Halal truck vendors on 6th Avenue), one thing remains clear to those who pay attention: God so loves the World that He has given it His Only Begotten Son. And He did it after obtaining the grace-filled, grateful cooperation of the Most Holy Mother of God, the Ever Virgin Mary. What Good News!

    And that is why this is the MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR (pace complaints about over-commercialization, etc.). MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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  5. bls46 says:

    Absolutely beautiful video……I especially like that Joseph is shown as a caring, tender husband and fatter…..older than Mary…..but not an OLD man ,,,,,,Both Joseph and Mary look Jewish !!!…..and show the joy and amazement of new parents….full of wonder, tears and awe ~


  6. PoCoNoMo says:

    Merry Christmas to you, and your loved ones. God Bless us one and all!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Theodora E Smith says:

    This particular Josh Groban video has closed captioning with words that are sacrilegious ( “Stan is the Lord”), etc. I wish you would replace it with the real video.


  8. Always my favorite Christmas hymn. Seems I have always been on a road trip when it was played on the radio. And when it came to the verse: “Fall on your knees….” I have been so overwhelmed with gratitude that I had to stop and gather myself to continue my trip . He is out most powerful, our friend and only wants us to seek Him. What a deal we have!


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