Christmas, Sun., Dec. 25, 2011
Fr. Anthony Brankin
Gospel: Luke 2:1-14 “You will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths”
(Full sermon text) If you are like me, there is at least one Christmas in your memory that stands out as the reference point for every Christmas. This is the one that you remember as most beautiful, most full of joy. This is the Christmas that holds the key to all your future Christmases. And actually I mean Christmas Eve.
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For me that special Christmas Eve happened when I was about eight. We were not a wealthy family at all. We lived in a bungalow just like the ones here in Berwyn. It was pretty normal—I think. Of course with five children, there were fights, and teasing and bickering. Continue Reading…