Merry Christmas, Everyone!
Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 12:34AM
Dennis Monokroussos in Christian faith, Christmas

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day with friends and family, and has neither time nor thought for this blog on Christmas of 2018 (at least for those of us on the "new" calendar). But for those of you who are taking a minute to stop in, or are having a look the day after (or - just barely - the day before, for for those of you to my west reading it hot off the press), Merry Christmas!

I always try to find something interesting to share with you on Christmas and Easter - either something of historical or intellectual interest, and preferably both. Here's a short piece by St. Augustine (354-430) - it may have been a sermon, but I didn't spot a reference to confirm this - a leading thinker for Catholics and Protestants alike. (There may be more later, depending on whether time and tryptophan allow.)

Have a wonderful Christmas day - the first of the 12 days of Christmas - and hopefully spare a thought for the real meaning of the season, which isn't keeping retailers in business.

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