Thursday, May 23, 2019 UTC

DEC 21, 22 & 23: SATURDAY & SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS & SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS

root%20of%20jesse%20icon  DEC 21: DIVINE LITURGY & BAPTISM – 11:00 AM;  DEC 22: ST. PAUL COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH – 0830 AM – 12:00 PM, MYSTERY OF RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION) – 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, VIGIL DIVINE LITURGY (SN) – 4:00 PM, CONFESSION – 5:30 PM; DEC 23:  DIVINE LITURGY – 10:00 AM.

Today’s Gospel Reading Matthew 1: 1-25 is The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah. On this day the Church commemorates the ancestors of Christ from Adam to Joseph the Betrothed. Christ’s full humanity meant not just that He possessed a human nature but that He had blood relatives, and that He came from a long family line.