Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Our Christmas

In the faith of our Catholic Church, our Christmas lasts for more than just a day. Indeed, we celebrate Christmastide and the Octave of Christmas which begins with Christmas Vigil on the 24th and concludes with New Year's Day as the Feast of The Blessed Virgin Mary, The Mother of God. It does not end there however. We continue our Christmastide with the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord the following Sunday in which we celebrate the visitation of the Three Kings. The final day of Christmastide is celebrated with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, this year on January 13th.

Our faith celebration of Christmas is centered around the birth of our Savior, Jesus. We seek to relive those holy and historic events of long ago while awaiting expectantly for His Return. It is in this month-long celebration that we find spiritual fulfillment and satisfaction for the soul. The commercial build-up of a secular holiday leaves us as empty and crumpled as the wrapping paper strewn on the floor.

As we continue our Christmastide, we continue to read the Christmas Gospels and seek to become more like Him who humbled Himself to share in our humanity. May you all find the Truth and Fulfilling reason for this season.

That's me away.


Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Great post! Christmas is way to comerialized in the secular world. All about buy more, buy more, spend spend!

Mother said...

nice post:-) I'm enjoying your blog, your pictures look very much like the smokies..we live close to them and visit whenever we can:-)

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