The Baptism of the Lord

“The Baptism of the Lord”
A reflection on Luke 3:15-16, 21-22
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

The people were filled with expectation, and all were asking in their hearts whether John might be the Messiah. John answered them all, saying, “I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming.

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Anna the Prophetess

“Anna the Prophetess”
Luke 2:36-40 “in a snailshell” 
The Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived seven years with her husband after her marriage, and then as a widow until she was eighty-four.

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A Light for Revelation to the Gentiles

“Little Lord Jesus blessed his elder Simeon”
Luke 2:22-35 “in a snailshell” 
The Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, just as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord,” and to offer the sacrifice of “a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons,” in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord.

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Feast of the Holy Innocents

“Joseph, flee to Egypt”
Matthew 2:13-18 “in a snailshell” 
Feast of the Holy Innocents
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

When the magi had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you.

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Feast of the Holy Family

“The shepherds found Mary, Joseph and the child”
A reflection on Luke 2:8-20 
Inspired by the Liturgy of the Hours, Feast of the Holy Family, Evening Prayer I, Antiphon 3
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang
The shepherds went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, 
with the child cradled in a manger.
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Christ the Lord is Born Today

“Christ the Lord is born today”
Luke 2:8-14 “in a snailshell”
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock. The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear.

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