Tuesday, December 24, 2013

At this Christmas time

Please pray for the retired Archbishop of Nigeria, the Most Rev. Dr. Peter Akinola. He was kidnapped early today. Pray for his safe return.

Once again we are reminded that "Peace on earth" is not the peace of this world. but Christ's peace that He gives us, not as the world gives. It is peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. While we, who are safe in the west, can be very particular about our Christmas observances, many of our brethren are being persecuted right now, and living always in danger.

I have just returned from two things at St. Benedict's: The annual children's Christmas Pageant (a Nativity play), and our first Holy Communion service for Christmas. In a few hours I go back to do the 11:00 PM service, the traditional Midnight Mass.  You may click on this link for a Christmas sermon.

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