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March for Life 2018 – Milestone
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10:01 AM

President Trump is the first US President to speak at the annual March for Life.



Feast of the Epiphany [Theophany]
Saturday, January 6, 2018, 7:00 AM

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When Thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan, the worship of the Trinity wast made manifest; for the voice of the Father bore witness to Thee, calling Thee His beloved Son. And the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truth of His word. O Christ our God, Who hath appeared and enlightened the world, glory to Thee!

Monastic Skete of the Precious and Life-Creating Cross – Alberta, Canada



Christ is Born. Glorify Him!
Monday, December 25, 2017, 6:00 AM


Camille Saint-Saëns – Christmas Oratorio – Op. 12 – Royal Opera Theater Orchestra

Behold a new and wondrous mystery.

My ears resound to the Shepherd’s song, piping no soft melody, but chanting full forth a heavenly hymn. The Angels sing. The Archangels blend their voice in harmony. The Cherubim hymn their joyful praise. The Seraphim exalt His glory. All join to praise this holy feast, beholding the Godhead here on earth, and man in heaven. He Who is above, now for our redemption dwells here below; and he that was lowly is by divine mercy raised.

Bethlehem this day resembles heaven; hearing from the stars the singing of angelic voices; and in place of the sun, enfolds within itself on every side, the Sun of justice. And ask not how: for where God wills, the order of nature yields. For He willed; He had the power; He descended; He redeemed; all things yielded in obedience to God. This day He Who is, is Born; and He Who is, becomes what He was not. For when He was God, He became man; yet not departing from the Godhead that is His. Nor yet by any loss of divinity became He man, nor through increase became He God from man; but being the Word He became flesh, His nature, because of impassability, remaining unchanged. ~ Nativity Sermon of St. John Chrysostom



King’s College Choir, Cambridge, Nine Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 24, 2017, 10:00 PM

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is the Christmas Eve service held in King’s College Chapel. The Festival was introduced in 1918 to bring a more imaginative approach to worship. It was first broadcast in 1928 and is now broadcast to millions of people around the world.

The service includes carols and readings from the Bible. The opening carol is always ‘Once in Royal David’s City’, and there is always a new, specially commissioned carol. It is distinct from Carols from King’s, which is a carol service pre-recorded for BBC television, also broadcast on Christmas Eve. ~ King’s College, Cambridge



Music for the Fourth Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 24, 2017, 8:00 AM


Bach – Cantata BWV 132


Bach – Cantata BWV 147 (Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring)

Readings:
Epistle: Philippians 4: 4-7 Rejoice in the Lord always
Gospel: John 1: 19-28 The witness of John the Baptist



Jesus as the “Word”
Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 8:00 AM

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Christ in the House of His Parents – John Everett Millais

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon

“…the adjective “incarnate” identifies the means through which the Word redeemed us — the deeds done in His full human existence. The dogma of the Incarnation affirms that we were redeemed through the personal experiences of God’s Son in human history — the very things that the Word underwent — from the instant of His conception, through His birth and infancy, through the events and phases of His life, through His tears and laughter, through His teaching and ministry of mercy, through His obedient sufferings and death on the cross, through His Resurrection and entry into eternal glory. Human redemption “happened” in the humanity of the eternal Word — the Christological moments — as He passed through, transformed, and deified our existence.” Orthodoxy Today – August 2009



Music for the Third Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 8:00 AM


Bach – Cantata BWV 186


Telemann [erroneously attributed to Bach] – Cantata BWV 141

Readings:
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4: 1-5 Ministers of Christ
Gospel : Matthew 11 :2-10 John in prison



The Parallel of Adam and Christ
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 8:00 AM

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by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon

“As the whole human being fell in Adam, the whole human being was restored in Christ. ” – Orthodoxy Today October 2009



Music for the Second Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 8:00 AM


Bach – Cantata BWV 70

Readings:
Epistle: Romans 15: 4-13 The call of the Gentiles
Gospel: Luke 21: 25-36 Watch and pray always



A Walk Through the Old Testament- Part Four
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 12:00 PM


A panoramic view of the Old Testament and it importance to ancient Christianity. Final episode.

University of Nottingham professor Margaret Barker, past President of the Society for Old Testament Studies, has developed an approach to Biblical Studies now known as Temple Theology, which uses a wide variety of sources to trace the roots of Christian theology back to the first Temple and to illustrate how the world view, traditions, customs and symbolism of the Temple were formative influences on the development of Christianity.


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