Category Archives: christmas

The Three Christmas Gospels

+JMJ+ There are three masses on Christmas. In fact this has been the case in the West since at least the 7th Century when Pope Gregory mentions it (see below). Each Mass has its own readings and its own prayers. … Continue reading

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A Child’s Christmas in Wurtsboro

IT BEGINS when, prompted by the Wurtsboro Village council and “borrowing” a truck from his employer, the electric company, my grandfather puts up the village lights. Driving slowly through town in a cherry picker, Grandpa puts up the aged white … Continue reading

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Come. Buy and Eat.

✙ JMJ The Readings for the Baptism  of Our Lord: Isaiah 55:1-11 Mark 1:7-11 Omnes sitientes, venite ad aquas, et qui non habetis argentum, properate, emite, et comedite: venite, emite absque argento et absque ulla commutatione vinum et lac. Quare … Continue reading

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Venite Adoremus

✙ JMJ The Readings for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of Our Lord: Isaiah 60:1-6 Ephesians 3:2-3A, 5-6 Matthew 2:1-12 Prout potestis legentes intelligere prudentiam meam in mysterio Christi: Gentes esse cohæredes, et concorporales, et comparticipes promissionis ejus in Christo … Continue reading

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Questions Not for Cowans.

✙ JMJ The Readings for the 8th Day before the Ides of January: I John 5:5-13 Mark 1:7-11 Si testimonium hominum accipimus, testimonium Dei majus estIf we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater.St John is … Continue reading

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Nemo Vos Seducat

✙ JMJ The Readings for the Day before the Nones of January,Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton: 1 John 3:7-10 John 1:35-42  Filioli, nemo vos seducat. Qui facit justitiam, justus est, sicut et ille justus est.  Little children, let no … Continue reading

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Non Solum Fides.

✙ JMJ The Readings for the 3rd Day before the Nones of January: I John 2:29–3:6 John 1:29-34 Et omnis qui habet hanc spem in eo, sanctificat se, sicut et ille sanctus est. And every one that hath this hope … Continue reading

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Oooo. Scaaaary.

Source ✙ JMJ The Readings for the 4th Day before the Nones of January: 1 John 2:22-28 John 1:19-28 Hæc scripsi vobis de his, qui seducant vos. I write you these things about those who would deceive you.  John, writing … Continue reading

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Cranberry Celebration Copycat Recipe

If you live near a Kroger’s or a King Sooper (that’s in Colorado) then you know what is this thing called Cranberry Celebration. My parents love it so much that they will do a day trip up to that College … Continue reading

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Contemplata Aliis Tradere

✙ JMJ The Readings for the 8va Day of Christmas, The Solemnity of the Mother of God: Numbers 6:22-27 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:16-21 Maria autem conservabat omnia verba hæc, conferens in corde suo.But Mary kept all these words, pondering them in … Continue reading

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