It's interesting how we set a couple of chapters of the Bible aside to really only teach them once a year. We set aside everything to do with the birth of Jesus and reserve it for December. As if that were the only time we could learn from it.
It's odd, because we wouldn't recommend someone reading through the Bible in a year, or whatever period of time, set aside Matthew 2 and Luke 1-2 for December. Rather we would recommend they read it and study it when they come to it. For context and for understanding.
In that spirit, I've collected all of the posts that have focused on the birth of Jesus and the religious celebration around it into this summary post. It can serve as a reference point for me to jump back to and expand as the years progress and hopefully will prove useful to others as well.
May we not leave the power, the joy and wonder of the incarnation of the Holy Christ to one season a year.
- First Week of Advent - The Promise
- Second Week of Advent - The Preparation
- Third Week of Advent - The Proclamation
- Fourth Week of Advent - The Present
- The Innkeepers
- The Shepherds
- The Magi
- Herod and his advisors
- The infant Jesus
- The First Day of Christmas - Christmas Day
- The Second Day of Christmas - The Feast of Stephen
- The Third Day of Christmas - St. John the Apostle
- The Fourth Day of Christmas - The Massacre of the Innocents
- The Fifth Day of Christmas - Murder in the Cathedral
- The Sixth Day of Christmas - The Holy Family
- The Seventh Day of Christmas - New Year's Eve
- The Eighth Day of Christmas - New Year's Day
- The Ninth Day of Christmas - St. Basil the Great
- The Tenth Day of Christmas - The Holy Name
- The Eleventh Day of Christmas - Sister Elizabeth Ann Seton
- The Twelfth Day of Christmas - Twelfth Night