2018 Christmas Message - Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
Presiding Bishop Curry’s Christmas Message 2016December 11, 2016
These words of Isaiah are often seen as words that foretell and foreshadow the coming of Jesus of Nazareth, born of Mary. The truth is, these words befit...
Hong Kong Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops called for social justice in Christmas messages, whilst in Iraq Christians have been forced to curtail festivities that celebrate the birth of Jesus more than 2000 years ago, showing contrasts in one of Christianity's most important feasts.
La Reverendísima Katharine Jefferts Schori, Obispa Presidenta de la Iglesia Episcopal, ha presentado el siguiente mensaje de Navidad.
Mensaje de Navidad 2009
Las mañanas están oscuras, muy oscuras hasta incluso después de que la mayoría de nosotros ha...
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori's Christmas message for 2009 follows.
Christmas message 2009
The mornings are dark, pitch black until after most of us have begun our days. The hints of dawn in the eastern sky, those streaks of rose and pink that promise more and...
'There went out a decree from Caesar Augustus'; we've very likely heard those words many, many times in carol services, like an overture to the great drama of the Christmas story. The emperor Augustus would have been delighted, I'm sure, to be told that his name would still be recalled after...
Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams issued the following Christmas Message to the Anglican Communion for 2008.
Human beings, left to themselves, have imagined God in all sorts of shapes; but - although there were one or two instances, in Ancient Greece and Ancient...
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following message for Christmas 2008. Portuguese translations follow.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it (John 1:5).
The world settles into winter, at least in the northern hemisphere,...
Mensaje de Navidad - 2008
La Obispa Presidenta Katharine Jefferts Schori ha emitido el siguiente mensaje de Navidad 2008.
Una luz resplandece en las tinieblas, y las tinieblas no han podido extinguirla (Juan 1:5).
El invierno estÃ¡ comenzando, por lo menos en el hemisferio...
In her 2007 Christmas message, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori asks the question "Where will you meet Jesus this Christmas?" and calls to mind the challenge of letting "our seasonal 'seeing' transform the way we meet our neighbors through the rest of the year, and through all the...
is God's shocking insistence that flesh and blood like ours
be the medium of God's Word.
no lofty vision,
no finely wrought dogma,
no sacred tradition can mollify the shock of this truth:
As one of us
The sober joy of Christmas
Though we are now exchanging our "Merry Christmas" greetings, and carols fill the air telling us "tis the season to be jolly," Christmas provides something far greater than merriment, joviality, or an easy joy. Christmas points the way to something sober and...