Merry Christmas!!!

To all my fellow bloggers thank you for the encouragement, lively debates and support that I have received through this past year. It is wonderful to be able to share our thoughts and hopes with the world. My wishes for this Christmas is that the light of the world made flesh may bless you, give you wisdom and illuminate your life with his graces. As Catharine of Sienna once said: be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire!

Merry Christmas,

Caleb

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Adeste Fideles

O come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, o come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold him, born the king of angels.
O come let us adore him, O come let us adore him,
O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

God of God, light of light,
Lo! He abhors not the Virgin’s womb.
Very God, Begotten not created;
O come let us adore him, O come let us adore him,
O come let us adore him, Christ, the Lord.

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning,
Jesus, to thee be all glory given.
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing;
O come let us adore him, O come let us adore him,
O come let us adore him, Christ, the Lord.

There shall we see him, his eternal Father’s
Everlasting brightness now veiled under flesh.
God shall we find there, a babe in infant clothing;
O come let us adore him, O come let us adore him,
O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

Child, for us sinners, poor and in the manger,
WE would embrace thee, with love and awe.
Who would not love thee, loving us so dearly?
O come let us adore him, O come let us adore him,
O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord.


Historian Rod Bennett argues that although the earliest copies of Adeste fideles are dated to a period much later than the Arian heresy (an early heresy that denies the divinity of Christ and argues that Christ is a created being), there is good reason to believe that the original words were passed down from the time of the original Arian controversy.

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