Christmas Proclamation

An expanded Martyrology:

The twenty-fifth Day of December (or thereabouts)

Some 13.7 billion years from the time when, in the beginning, divine power exploded into the void;

some 4 1/2 billion years from the cooling and formation of planet Earth, our home;

some 3 1/2 billion years from the creation of single-celled organisms;

some 4.4 million years from the oldest authenticated hominid skeleton;

some 160 million years from the earliest homo sapiens;

some 130 million years from the arrival of the first flowers;

some 10,000 years from the end of the last ice age and the  beginning of settlements;

some 7 1/2 thousand years from the time of Abraham;

some 1 1/2 thousand years from Moses and the going forth of the people of Israel from Egypt;

some thousand years from David’s being anointed king;

in the 65th week according to the prophecy of Daniel;

in the 194th Olympiad;

in the 752nd year from the foundation of the City of Rome;

the 42nd year in the reign of Octavian Augustus:

Jesus Christ, the eternal God and Son of the eternal God,

desiring to sanctify the world by his most merciful coming,

was conceived by the Holy Spirit;

and nine months having passed since his conception, was born in Bethlehem of Judah of Mother mary,

and was made human.

Thus the nativity of Jesus Christ according to the flesh.

May everything you celebrate this special season bring abundant blessings to you and to our sacred world!

6 thoughts on “Christmas Proclamation

  1. Joy of Christmas to you, dear Terri. Last evening at the Rosemont College Vigil Mass, Mary Ann Buckley read this Proclamation. We thought of you. Love,

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    • Thanks so much for telling me, Jeanne Marie! I’ve never found a parish that would do it that way, and cheer Rosemont and Mary Ann! Abundant holiday blessings! to you and yours!

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  2. You ar absolutely *amazing in your skills and gifts generously shared with this email tech! * I send from flat on my bed for christmas – out with something that tells me I’m sick – not knowing that state enough to name it, so not enough energy to say what I really feel abouthis eco mailing – wondrous, and calling me back to be awestruck over and over at Terri’s talents!!! hugs, love, Megan i

    On Tue, Dec 25, 2018 at 4:08 PM ecospirituality resources wrote:

    > terrishcj posted: “An expanded Martyrology: The twenty-fifth Day of > December (or thereabouts) Some 13.7 billion years from the time when, in > the beginning, divine power exploded into the void; some 4 1/2 billion > years from the cooling and formation of planet Earth, our” >

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