Wednesday, May 22, 2024 UTC

DEC 24: SUNDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS – OF THE ANCESTORS

    DEC 24: DIVINE LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM – 9:00 AM.

PROPERS: 12-24-23_Sunday_Ancestors_DL

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GOD WITH US ONLINE CATECHETICAL RESOURCES FOR THE SUNDAY OF THE HOLY ANCESTORS OF CHRIST (from December 12, 2021): https://godwithusonline.org/reflections/the-sunday-of-the-holy-ancestors-of-christ-ruthenian/

Today’s Gospel, Reading Matthew 1: 1-25, is The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah which summarizes Jesus’ origin.

On this day the Church, the 2nd Sunday before the Nativity, 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.  All the great Fathers and Mothers and Prophets of the Old Testament, starting with Adam, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, including Holy Prophet Elias the Thesbite and Daniel, and concluding with Holy Prophet Zechariah (Zachary), Holy Prophet and Glorious Forerunner John the Baptist and The Theotokos.

The Geneology of Christ Parts 1 and 2 (from 1995-2016 Melkite Eparchy of Newton: THE GENEOLOGY OF CHRIST 1 and 2

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