Posts Categorized: Christmas Story

THE NATIVITY STORY: A SOMEWHAT MYSTICAL LOOK

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Tweet Share In those days, a decree went forth from Caesar Augustus that there was to be a Census taken of all the world. Everyone was ordered to go to their own home towns to be registered. So Joseph and Mary journeyed to Bethlehem, the birthplace of David, for Joseph was the descendant of kings….
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THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE, PART 1: GABRIEL

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THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE, PART 1: GABRIEL

Tweet Share   It began in the Temple. It began with a passionate prayer that opened the gates of heaven.   An elderly couple – the priest Zechariah and his wife Elizabeth, who both were “righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord” –were nonetheless barren, just as Abraham and…
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PALESTINE BEFORE THE BIRTH OF JESUS, PART 2: PERSECUTION, APOCALYPSE, AND MESSIAHS

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TweetShare In yesterday’s post, I talked about the religious and political divisiveness in ancient Palestine that had to do with various groups of Jewish citizens: The Pharisees, Sadducees, Zealots and Essenes. Another source of seething hostility in Palestine was a strange and completely new experience of the times, the phenomenon called ‘Religious Persecution’. People had…
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