Sunday, December 25, 2016


Adoration of the Shepherds, Gerard van Honthorst
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:1-7 (KJV)
 To all of my family, my friends, my valued readers, and to all the world...

And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. Luke 2:16-20 (KJV)


  1. Merry Christmas, Chris!

  2. Merry Christmas to All!

  3. Merry Christmas, Chris, juvat, Tuna, and all who dwell and visit here.

    Paul L. Quandt

  4. A very Merry Christmas to you, juvat, Tuna, and your families.

    1. Thank you Aaron, and a Happy Hanukkah to you and yours.

  5. Westminster Abby--Wow! Merry Christmas to all!

  6. Merry Christmas to the Chant!


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