Kissing the Face of God


Proclamation of the Birth of Christ

The twenty-fifth day of December when ages beyond number had run their course from the creation of the world, when God in the beginning created Heaven and Earth, and formed man in His own likeness; when century upon century had, passed since the Almighty set his bow in the clouds after the Great Flood, as a sign of covenant and peace; in the twenty-first century since Abraham, our father in faith, came out of Ur of the Chaldees; in the thirteenth century since the People of Israel were led by Moses in the Exodus from Egypt; around a thousand years since David was anointed King; in the sixty-fifth week of the prophecy of Daniel; in the one-hundred and ninety-fourth Olympiad; in the year seven hundred and fifty-two since the founding of Rome; in the forty-second year of the reign of Caesar Octavian Augustus, the whole world being at peace,

JESUS CHRIST, eternal God and Son of the eternal Father, desiring to consecrate the world by His most loving presence, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and when nine months had passed since His conception, was born of the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem of Judah, and was made man:

The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh.

Go to Holy Communion in the state of grace, so that, with purity of heart and agility of soul, enthralled with the loving humility of the Most High, you may kiss the very Face of God.


Filed under Jewish-Catholic dialogue

4 responses to “Kissing the Face of God

  1. Pingback: Kissing the Face of God | ARISE! LET US BE GOING! | Deaconjohn1987's Blog

  2. Liz

    Merry Christmas, Father. You are in our prayers.

  3. I did exactly that today, In fact I was an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist. I love being a EM. I still can’rt get over the fact that I was chosen for such an honor! So amazing.

  4. Merry Christmas, Father George.

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