Author Archives: Menagerie

Epiphany of the Lord

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 … Continue reading

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The People Who Walked In Darkness Have Seen A Great Light

IS 9:1-6 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone. You have brought them abundant joy and great rejoicing, as they rejoice before you … Continue reading

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Gloria In Excelsis Deo

Glory to God in the highest, the Greater Doxology, is the song the angels sang at Christ’s birth. Perhaps no other song, no other phrase, so greatly expresses the joy of the moment. I love all the children in this … Continue reading

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Anticipation…

  The Secret Sam was my favorite Christmas present as a child. I still have it, and I will keep it, or perhaps pass it on to a grandchild. Oh, how I was excited and hoping the year I asked … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

MI 5:1-4A Thus says the LORD: You, Bethlehem-Ephrathah too small to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel; whose origin is from of old, from ancient … Continue reading

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Christmas Recipe Thread.

One more week to make preparations! It is time to get our grocery shopping done. If you are like me, you try to get things done ahead of time, prep what things you can, maybe even do some of the … Continue reading

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The Third Sunday Of Advent, Gaudete Sunday

The Latin word Gaudete means rejoice.  Rejoice Sunday, as we prepare for the birth of the Christ Child in our hearts. Reading 1ZEP 3:14-18A Shout for joy, O daughter Zion! Sing joyfully, O Israel! Be glad and exult with all … Continue reading

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