Is it still Christmas? Adam Sandler hanukkah song Lyrics : Put on your yalmulka, here comes hanukkah Its so much fun-akkah to celebrate hanukkah, Hanukkah is the festival of lights, Instead of one day of presents, we have eight crazy nights. When you feel like the only kid in town without a x-mas tree, heres
We were walking to Christmas Midnight Mass when my son insightfully asks, “We’re celebrating Jesus’ birth – right? So why are we having communion and so thinking about his death?” The question hung with me throughout the Eucharist. At the blessing of the crib, a mistranslation of Luke’s Gospel was read that may be a
These are some of the celebrations around this time: Christmas, Kwanzaa, Eid al-Adha, Hanukkah, Al-Hijira. If there’s one on that list you don’t know much or anything about, how about doing a bit of online research? Or read about it in a book? Or step out of the non-virtual world and go and meet some
What do you bring as a “hello” gift to an enclosed, contemplative Roman Catholic nun? The September edition of the Christchurch magazine Avenues had produced a splendid article on the Christchurch Carmelite Monastery of Christ the King (I cannot locate an online version of the article – sorry). A lot was written about Sr Cushla,
An interesting response to my series of badges, one for each week of Advent, has been a request to continue producing badges – one for Christmas, and in fact through the seasons. Many people like, from time to time, to add a badge to their website or blog. If you like the idea – send
O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, hope of the nations and their saviour: come and save us, O Lord our God. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, expectatio gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos, Domine, Deus noster. Isaiah 7:14; 8:8; Matthew 1:23; Haggai 2:7 O come, o come, Emmanuel!
O king of the nations, you alone can fulfil their desires: cornerstone, binding all together: come and save the creature you fashioned from the dust of the earth. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti. Jeremiah 30.7-11a; Revelation