Twelve Days of Christmas – 4th Day – Dec. 28th – COMPASSION

TwelveDays-Slide43On this the 4th Day of Christmas, Dec. 28th, the Feast of the Holy Innocents, the key word is Compassion.  The musical theme is a keyboard arrangement of
(or Nowell in Anglican usage).   It is more important than ever to rely upon the traditional message of the Christian Church.  The anti-religion/anti-Christian secularists have won if we forget the doctrines and the history the Church Universal has received and handed down since the time of the Apostles.   In this Christmas season remembrance of Compassion is important since persecution of Christians around the world is rising, with more evidence of it coming in almost daily.

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The video series celebrates one key word or phrase on each of the days from Christmas Day to Epiphany Eve (Jan. 5).  On the Fifth Day, Dec. 29, the key word will be Obedience.

Twelve Days of Christmas – 3rd Day – Dec. 27 – Peace

TwelveDays-Slide27For the Third Day of Christmas, Dec. 27th, the Feast of St. John the Evangelist, the key word is PEACE.  The opening musical theme is a French horn solo inspired by Silent Night (Joseph Mohr).

This episode includes five illustrations ranging from the 6th to the 15th Century and several quotations from the Gospel of St. John and the Epistles of St. Paul to the Romans, Galatians and Philippians.

The series offers one episode for each of the twelve days beginning with Christmas Day and ending on Epiphany Eve with a key theological word or phrase for each day.  I hope the episodes help you in the constant struggle against the over-commercialization of Christmas.  May God grant you His peace in your life and work.

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Twelve Days of Christmas – Day Two – Dec. 26th – Forgiveness

TwelveDays-Slide13On the Second Day of Christmas, December 26th, the Feast of St. Stephen, Protomartyr, the key word is FORGIVENESS.  In the AIC Seasonal Video series, The Twelve Days of Christmas, the theme music for the day is an adaptation of It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (Edward Hamilton Sears, 1846 A.D.).

At the Shibley household Christmas begins on Christmas Day and does not end until January 5th, Epiphany Eve.  We don’t take down the tree until 1/5 and leave the lights, inside and out, working through all twelve days.    I invite you to join the tradition and keep your lights burning.   And please join us daily for the remainder of the Twelve Days of Christmas.  Tomorrow’s theme word is PEACE.

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Twelve Days of Christmas – 1st Day – Dec. 25th – Love

TwelveDays-Slide4Merry Christmas to all the followers of the Anglican Internet Church around the world.  May the gracious Lord God bless you today and all the days to come.

Today is December 25th, the First Day of Christmas, and the Key Word is Love.  I invite you to enjoy this combination of art, music and theology and to join us again each day through the 12-day cycle ending on Epiphany Eve, Jan. 5th, with a key word or phrase for each of the days.  And No!  This series has nothing to do with the silly song of the same name.  In fact, it’s the opposite, offered in the hope of helping Christians return to a more spiritual-minded celebration of this glorious Feast.

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