Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Blessed And Merry Christmas To All!

Caravaggio - "Adoration of the Shepherds" - 1609 - Museo Nazionale, Messina

O God, you have caused this holy night to shine with the brightness of the true Light: Grant that we, who have known the mystery of that Light on earth, may also enjoy him perfectly in heaven; where with you and the Holy Spirit he lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen

Micah 4:1-4

In days to come
the mountain of the Lord’s house
shall be established as the highest of the mountains,
and shall be raised up above the hills.
Peoples shall stream to it,
and many nations shall come and say:
‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob;
that he may teach us his ways
and that we may walk in his paths.’
For out of Zion shall go forth instruction,
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
He shall judge between many peoples,
and shall arbitrate between strong nations far away;
they shall beat their swords into ploughshares,
and their spears into pruning-hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war any more;
but they shall all sit under their own vines and under their own fig trees,
and no one shall make them afraid;
for the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken.


AM Psalm 2, 85;
PM Psalm 110:1-5(6-7), 132
Micah 4:1-5,5:2-4;
1 John 4:7-16;
John 3:31-36

Gloucester Cathedral Choir - "In the Bleak Midwinter"

Image from the Web Gallery of Art.


  1. A Blessed Christmas to you Grandmere, and to Grandpere and all the family.

  2. Merry Christmas - blessings and love!

  3. A Joyous Christmas to you and your family.

    Myron will be coming home for the day tomorrow. We are all thrilled.

  4. Oh how wonderful, Suzanne! Happy Christmas to you all!

  5. Merry Christmas, Mimi, to you and GP and all your family!

    What joy, Suzanne!

  6. Love and kisses to all of you.

    And now, I've got to go cook oyster dressing and sweet potatoes. We're having a rib roast instead of turkey, but GP is cooking the meat.

    Isn't the painting gorgeous? I love Caravaggio!

  7. Suzanne, what joyful news about Myron! I'm so happy for him and your family. Have a lovely day!

  8. Oyster dressing? Why are you ruining Christmas?

    Merry Christmas!

  9. KJ, we're don't even have a turkey to stuff, but my family demands the oyster dressing, which should properly be called an oyster casserole tonight. I can't NOT do it.

    Merry Christmas anyway, luv.

  10. Just got back from our first Christmas Eve service, we're about to have sherry and mince pies and a little break before we go back down for the midnight. Just time to wish you and GP a truly blessed and merry Christmas, Mimi - you and all your readers as well.

  11. Blessings to you and Grandpere, and Happy Christmas! (Oh, and I wish we could get decent oysters here! They simply do not taste the same here.)

  12. Bona Natale!

    Meri Kurisamasu!

    Feliz Navidad!

    Or, in the traditional Christmas greeting of my people:

    Hey, Baby!

  13. Next year, I'm crashing Mimi's Christmas dinner.

    I'm being very well fed this year, but ribroast, oyster dressing, and sweet potatoes sounds wonderful.

    Happy Feast Mimi!

    Let's hope Myron will be able to come home more often after the holiday. Best wishes for a better New Year for him and his family.

  14. Thank you, thank you, thank you, everyone.

    Counterlight, come on down.

  15. A Merry Christmas to you all and to all who stop by this thread.

  16. A merry Christmas to Grandmere and her family, and to all who come here. God bless us, every one!


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