“On the eighth day, when the time for the child’s circumcision had arrived, he was given the name Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived in the womb.” (Luke 2:21)
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9. The Childhood of Christ
“Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and he was obedient to them. His mother pondered all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and in age and in grace with God and men.” (Luke 2:50-51)
2. The Women find an Empty Tomb (Matthew 28:1-10)
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid! I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised, as he promised he would be. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has been raised from the dead and now he is going ahead of you to Galilee. There you will see him.’
1. The Resurrection of Christ (Acts 10:37-43)
They put him to death by hanging him on a tree, but God raised him to life on the third day and allowed him to be seen not by all the people but by witnesses who were chosen by God in advance—by us who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.
Jonah and the Whale (Jonah 2:1-10)
This mosaic tells the story of the Prophet Jonah, who – like Christ – was from Galilee. Jonah lived during the reign of King Jeroboam II of Israel, in the 8th century BC (2 Kings 14:25). His mission, which is described in the book named after him, reflects several themes – reluctance to serve God, … Continue reading Jonah and the Whale (Jonah 2:1-10)
+ Fifth Luminous Mystery: The Institution of the Eucharist
The Fifth Luminous Mystery of the Rosary is the Institution of the Eucharist. It's a meditation on Christ's introduction of the Eucharist while at table with the apostles, at the Last Supper.
+ Second Luminous Mystery: The Wedding at Cana
The First Luminous Mystery of the Rosary is the Wedding at Cana. It's a meditation on Christ's first miracle, where he turned water into wine. He performed the sign at the Virgin's request during a wedding in Cana.
+ First Luminous Mystery: The Baptism of Christ
The First Luminous Mystery of the Rosary is the Baptism of Christ. It's a meditation on Christ's baptism in the River Jordan by St John the Baptist, which marked the start of his public ministry.
The Prophet Malachi speaks of the Messiah’s temple
21st December “Behold, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me. And suddenly the Lord whom you seek will come to the temple.” (Malachi 3:1) The book of Malachi was written after the reconstruction of the Temple of Jerusalem by Zerubbabel, probably in the 5th century BC, when Judah was without a … Continue reading The Prophet Malachi speaks of the Messiah’s temple
Christ heals a man born blind (John 9:1-41)
One Sabbath day in Jerusalem, Christ spotted a well-known beggar who had been blind from birth. People at the time often thought that his condition was a punishment for sin. So Christ’s disciples asked him whose fault it was that this had happened to him. Christ explained that it was nobody’s fault. Then he spat … Continue reading Christ heals a man born blind (John 9:1-41)