Monthly Archives: December 2016

O Come Immanuel

Poor Joseph must have been quite confused when he discovered that his bride-to-be was pregnant.  I’m sure he was very upset and sad to see that Mary was pregnant and that he was not the father.  Yet, he did not want “to put her to shame” (Matthew 1:19), so he decided to quietly divorce her.  In the culture there at …

Of First Importance – The Rise of the Apostles Creed

In St. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 15:1-28), he reminds the congregation that he had delivered to them what he himself had received and that this message was of “first importance.”  He tells them: “that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance …