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December 25, 2016

Our Gospel for Christmas day is, of course, one of the most famous texts in the entire Bible: the Prologue to the Gospel of John. In many ways, it is the entire Gospel, indeed the entire Bible, in miniature. This scripture alludes to a feast day called “Christmas”, a name that has rarely been reflected upon, at least in my lifetime. The day is Christmas, because it signals Christ’s Mass. The only fitting way to celebrate is to go to the Mass!

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Isaiah 52:7-10
Psalm – Psalms 98:1-6
Reading 2 – Hebrews 1:1-6
Gospel – John 1:1-18