Category: Christmas

Lully lullay

A little something for today’s feast day, not widely celebrated in the Church. Sorry about the visuals on that one. The singing is brilliant though, so I went with it anyway. While you’re in...

The shepherds’ story

I have the good fortune of serving at Christ Church with the Rev’d Melody Wilson Shobe. She preached a brilliant sermon on Christmas Eve, which she has agreed to share with you, dear readers....

Day 2

From here.

Day 1

Don’t believe the mall people! We’re just getting starting on Christmas.

A sermon for Christmas Day

This is my (brief) sermon for Christmas Day, preached this morning at Christ Church. “And the Word became flesh and lived among us” In the name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen....

Solemn Proclamation of Christmas

This proclamation was read out at the beginning of our late service on the Eve of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. I love this because it makes clear the historic reality of...

Finally, a “Silent night” I can support

I do not like the carol “Silent night”. No doubt, everyone has favorite and least favorite Christmas carols. Some carols I could sing a few times each of the twelve days of Christmas. And...

Nativity

Immensity cloistered in thy dear womb, Now leaves His well-belov’d imprisonment, There He hath made Himself to His intent Weak enough, now into the world to come; But O, for thee, for Him, hath...

Christmas has begun

For me, Christmas begins a few minutes after 10 a.m. Eastern time every year on December 24. Why? Because that’s when the first notes are heard from the broadcast of the Festival of Nine...