Jesus is Emmanuel

December 23 Jesus is Emmanuel: Isaiah 7:14; 33:22 Symbols: tablets of stone, chalice and host Isaiah 7:10-17 10 Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying, 11 Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven. 12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test. 13 Then Isaiah[d] said: “Hear then, O house of David! […]

Jesus is King of the Gentiles

December 22 Jesus is King of the Gentiles: Psalm 2:7-8; Ephesians 2:14-20 Symbols: crown, scepter Psalm 2:7-8 I will tell of the decree of the Lord:He said to me, “You are my son;    today I have begotten you.8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,    and the ends of the earth your possession.9 You shall break them with […]

John the Baptist

December 16 John the Baptist: Mark 1:1-8 Symbols: shell with water, river The beginning of the good newsof Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2 As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,    who will prepare your way;3 the voice of one crying out in the wilderness:    ‘Prepare the way of the Lord,    make his […]

Mary

December 15 Mary: Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38 Symbols: lily, crown of stars, pierced heart Matt. 1:18-25 18 Now the birth of Jesus the Messiahtook place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 Her husband Joseph, being a righteous […]

Joseph

December 14 Joseph: Matt. 1:18-25 Symbols: hammer, saw, chisel, angle 18 Now the birth of Jesus the Messiahtook place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her […]