Thinking about the nativity and death of Jesus

December 27, 2022 0 Comments

“Iconographic tradition has theologically interpreted the manger and the swaddling cloths in terms of the theology of the Fathers. The child stiffly wrapped in bandages is seen as prefiguring the hour of his death: from the outset, he is the sacrificial victim, as we shall see more closely when we examine the reference to the …

The 530th Anniversary of Christianity in the Americas

December 26, 2022 0 Comments

The 530th Anniversary of Christianity in the Americas By Roger R. Jean-Charles, MD, KM Christmas Day, December 25th, is a reminder that Haiti is the birthplace of Christianity in the Americas, when Columbus planted the cross at Môle-Saint-Nicolas, Port-de-Paix in Northwest Haiti on December 4th, 1492. Christmas, Noël, Joy, and Sharing. Let us happily share …

Bishop Francois’ 2022 Christmas Message

December 21, 2022 0 Comments

The Gospels of Christmas

December 18, 2022 0 Comments

Soon we celebrate the birth of our Lord. We can understand better the structure of the feast, in the Byzantine Church, by looking at the Gospels which are read: 1) On the Sunday before Christmas, we read the genealogy of Jesus. Moreover, on this Sunday, we do read the birth of Christ according to St. …

The Gift of God: Preparing for the Nativity of the Lord

December 21, 2021 0 Comments

As we are quickly approaching Christmas, I want to remind you of a beautiful talk in the library of God With Us Online by Fr. David Anderson called The Gift of God: Preparing for the Nativity of the Lord. I invite you to take a little time in the bustle of the next few days …

Merry Christmas 2020

December 25, 2020 0 Comments

The birth in the flesh of Our Lord and God and Savior, Jesus Christ. The earliest commemoration of the birth of Christ is recorded in Egypt. It was celebrated together with the visit of the Magi and Christ’s baptism in the Jordan, on January 6, the great feast of the Theophany. Today’s date had formerly …