Monthly Archives: December 2018

The Song of Simeon

Our Gospel reading for today (Luke 2:22-40) contains what is called the “Song of Simeon,” also known as the “Nunc Dimittis,” which in Latin simply means “Now Dismiss,” because of the first words of the song in Latin.  Like many things in Latin it sounds more impressive before you translate it into English.  This Song of Simeon, of course, is …

Merry Christmas!

The Bible begins in Genesis by recording: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep.  And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.  And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.  And God saw …