Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’
 

 
Radio broadcast – Full episode (Dec 7, 2019)

Christmas again 【Ask Fr. Francis】 【Spiritual Talk】Second Sunday of Advent (Year A) - Fr. Anthony Ho 【Edwin’s blog】December 7, 2019
Publish date: 2019 - 12 - 7


 
Pope Francis: Don’t put ourselves at the center of Christmas

(CNA/EWTN News) Make space for wonder and surprise this Christmas, Pope Francis urged Wednesday, explaining that the first Christmas had many surprises – including that God came into the world as a tiny baby.
Publish date: 2018 - 12 - 20


 
Pope Francis: Christmas invites us to focus on the sign of the Child and to recognize him in the faces of little children

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis on Christmas Day said the commemoration of Christ's birth is an occasion to remember and pray for every child who suffers due to war, poverty and inequality, each of whom bears the face of Jesus.
Publish date: 2017 - 12 - 28


 
Share Your Jesus Story #TrueChristmas

This Christmas season, let’s inspire our friends to rise up to the challenge of making the world a holier place. The #TrueChristmas project highlights Christian ways of celebrating Jesus’ birth, so that the whole world will feel the true spirit of Christmas.
Publish date: 2016 - 12 - 15


 
Pope Francis’ Christmas Message: Peace requires daily commitment

(CNA) In his Christmas message, Pope Francis prayed for peace throughout the world as a fruit of God`s grace, to be shared by every human person. “True peace is not a balance of opposing forces. It is not a lovely ‘façade’ which conceals conflicts and divisions. Peace calls for daily commitment, starting from God’s gift, […]
Publish date: 2013 - 12 - 26


 
Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)

救主耶穌已為我們誕生了。亞肋路亞!在今天的日間感恩祭的福音中,我們讀了若望福音的序言。若望說:「聖言成了血肉,寄居在我們中間」 若望用「血肉」來形容天主子降生成人,「血肉」代表的是人性的軟弱和罪性。 耶穌身為天主子,在起初已與天主同在。一切都藉著他而造成,但當祂來到世界,世界的人卻不認識他。 身為基督徒,我們領受了由耶穌而來的恩寵。我們願意更多人領受這份白白施予的恩寵嗎?在耶穌誕生的日子,讓我們再一次立定意向,使更多人能跟耶穌相遇,分享祂帶來的恩寵和真理。 Christ Our Saviour is born for us! Alleluia! In the Gospel of today’s mass, we read the opening of the Gospel of John. John said: “And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us”. “Flesh” refers to all that is weak and sinful in our human nature. Jesus the […]
Publish date: 2013 - 12 - 25


 
Anticipating the Coming of the Saviour

匝加利亞這段讚美天主的頌詞,可算是在眾人前為他兒子若翰的身份和救主的來臨揭開了序幕。他論及天主如何眷顧和拯救了以色列民族,也曾向他們的祖先亞巴郎許下救恩;這被期待已久的默西亞,將要在他兒子這一代人中出現,而他預言若翰「要稱為至高者的先知」,並「走在上主前面,為祂預備道路,為使祂的百姓認識救恩,以獲得他們罪惡的寬宥」。 這「至高者」正是天主;出於祂的仁慈,耶穌基督來到世上「光照那坐在黑暗和死影中的人,並引我們的腳步,走向和平的道路」。我們在過去一年當中,有一直跟著祂走嗎? 明天就是記念耶穌基督降生成人的日子,讓我們用心反省,祂的來臨對我們來說有甚麼意義和訊息?為身邊未信主的人,我們又有沒有盡基督徒的責任,讓他們明白聖誕的真正意義? 這篇默想由生命恩泉文摘編輯小組撰寫,內容以下列文章為根據: Commentaries on the daily readings by Sacred Space 彌撒福音釋義 In this song of praise inspired by the Holy Spirit that came out of Zechariah’s mouth, a few things were reminded and revealed: the Lord’s covenant with their ancestors and the prophecy of the coming of a saviour were reminded; and the […]
Publish date: 2013 - 12 - 24


 
Emmanuel: God with Us

將臨期第四主日甲年讀經 將臨期第四主日的到來,意味着耶穌誕生的日子已經非常接近,而主日讀經也以這即將誕生的嬰孩為中心。教會安排了我們在這個主日聆聽瑪竇福音叙述「耶穌奧秘的身份來源」。 在福音中,若瑟接納到天使的訊息,顯示瑪利亞的兒子是天主子。耶穌受孕及出生的經過超凡神妙,正好為衪的身份及傳教工作做了詳盡的註解。保祿也論及耶穌的人性和事工:耶穌既是天主又是人,衪的降生和在世的生活顯示衪的人性;衪藉聖神的力量復活則顯示衪的天主性。總括來說,今天的讀經都指出耶穌的身份:衪是天主臨在子民中間的標記、是真天主又是真人、是來到世上救贖我們的天主子。 這些記載以雙重的方式講解這個嬰孩在世上誕生的意義。首先,天使指示若瑟給嬰孩取名為「耶穌」,並且解釋這個名字的意思就是「上主救援」,意味著這嬰孩將會是普世「萬民的拯救者」。其次,耶穌的誕生應驗了依撒意亞先知的預言:「看,一位貞女將懷孕生子,人將稱他的名字為厄瑪奴耳(意思是:天主與我們同在)。」 這個嬰孩的別名「厄瑪奴耳」尤其重要,因為整部福音的主旨就是:天主在耶穌內無時無刻地陪伴著祂的子民,拯救、幫助、和保護他們。福音的結尾更清楚地預言耶穌將會與他們「天天在一起,直到世界的終結。」(瑪28:20) 這篇默想是以 Foundations in Faith – Catechist Catechumenate Manual 為根據,並獲得版權持有人 RCL Benziger, LLC 批准使用。 Fourth Sunday of Advent (Liturgical Year A) The Fourth Sunday of Advent brings us closer to the coming birth of our Lord. Reflected in this Sunday’s readings is the passage from the Gospel of Matthew that revealed […]
Publish date: 2013 - 12 - 22