The Season of the Epiphany

Titus 2:11-3:7 Transformation of Life Brothers and Sisters: The grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly, while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifestation...

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Finding of Our Lord in the Temple

Hebrews 7:11-19 Melchizedek, a Type of Christ Brothers and Sisters: Now if perfection had been attainable through the levitical priesthood — for the people received the law under this priesthood — what further need would there have been to speak of another priest arising according to the order of Melchizedek,...

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Praises of Mary – December 26

Ephesians 1:3-14 The Father’s Plan of Salvation Brothers and Sisters: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be...

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Christmas – December 25

Maronite Christmas Traditions or Customs The Nativity scene The preparations for Christmas start on 15 December when the Maronite Church starts the evening masses 9 days before Christmas. In the villages, on 23 December the housewives used to whiten sesame for the traditional «coulouria» and the following day they would...

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Genealogy Sunday

Romans 1:1 -12   Salutation / Prayer of Thanksgiving Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy scriptures, the gospel concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the...

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Revelation to Joseph

Ephesians 3:1-13   Paul’s Ministry to the Gentiles Brothers and Sisters: This is the reason that I Paul am a prisoner for Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles — for surely you have already heard of the commission of God’s grace that was given me for you, and how...

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Birth of St. John the Baptist – June 24

The Nativity of St. John the Baptist (or Birth of John the Baptist, or Nativity of the Forerunner) is a Christian feast daycelebrating the birth of John the Baptist, a prophet who foretold the coming of the Messiah in the person of Jesus and who baptized Jesus. Christians have long interpreted the life of John the Baptist as a preparation for the coming ofJesus...

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Visitation to Elizabeth

Ephesians 1:1-14   Salutation / Spiritual Blessings in Christ Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God...

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