Category Archives: Christmas

O Holy Child of Bethlehem

“The world is no doubt encroaching on our families and our Christmas. The hatred against traditional morality is becoming so intense as to be scarcely believable.” – Letter from a friend, December 21, 2019 But the chief priests and elders … Continue reading

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Purely Sentimental

The national dustmen, after entertaining one another with a great many noisy little fights among themselves, had dispersed for the present, and Mr. Gradgrind was at home for the vacation. He sat writing in the room with the deadly statistical … Continue reading

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The Mystic Toyland

Childhood’s joy land,Mystic, merry toy landOnce you cross its bordersYou can ne’er return again. -Mother Goose in The March of the Wooden Soldiers _____ Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, … Continue reading

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The Light of the World

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.The stars in the sky looked down where he lay,The little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay. The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,But … Continue reading

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The Sign of Our Redemption

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.  … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Of all the old festivals, however, that of Christmas awakens the strongest and most heartfelt associations. There is a tone of solemn and sacred feeling that blends with our conviviality, and lifts the spirit to a state of hallowed and … Continue reading

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