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3. The King is Coming (Matthew 2:1-6)

January 4, 2017 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, The Better Part

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“Christ abode for nine months in the tent of Mary’s womb; he abides until the consummation of the ages in the tent of the Church’s faith; he will abide for ever and ever in the knowledge and love of the faithful soul.” Blessed Isaac of Stella Matthew 2:1-6 After Jesus had been born at Bethlehem in Judaea during the reign of King Herod, some wise men came to Jerusalem from the east. ‘Where... Read More

The Adoration of the Magi

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THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI “And when they had heard the King they went their way, and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, until it came and stood over where the Child was. And seeing the star they rejoiced with great joy. And going into the house they found the Child with Mary his Mother, and falling down they adored him; and opening their treasures they offered to... Read More

The Return of the Magi

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THE RETURN OF THE MAGI “And having received an answer in sleep that they should not return to Herod, they went back another way into their own country.” Matthew 2:12 1. The Magi stayed with our Lord and His Mother; as St. John says of the first disciples who met Him, “They came, and saw, and abode with Him all that day.” It would be well for us if we could fathom something of the revelation... Read More

The Magi in Jerusalem

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THE MAGI IN JERUSALEM “And Herod the King hearing this, was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And assembling together all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he inquired of them where Christ should be born. But they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judea: for as it is written by the Prophet: ‘And thou, Bethlehem, the land of Judah, art not the least among the princes of Judah:... Read More

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