The Spirit of the Lord

Today’s Word:

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me” (Luke 4:18)

On This Date…

January 7, today, is celebrated by many Orthodox Christians as Christmas Day. Some churches follow the ancient Julian calendar and some follow the Gregorian calendar adopted in February 1582.

In today’s Gospel Jesus quotes the Prophet Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me”. Such a message – “tidings of comfort and joy” – makes us “joyful and triumphant,” bringing us Christmas peace every day.

– Father McLaughlin


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