Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | December 24, 2009

Weekly Read-Along—December 25, 2009: On the Feast of the Nativity

Material for the Stout-Hearted Reader to Ruminate
♦ Essays, Lectures & Speeches ♦
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Pope Leo the Great (5th century A.D.) is a Doctor of the Church.  His papacy is recognized for asserting the Petrine Supremacy doctrine and he is popularly known for persuading Attila the Hun to turn back from his conquest of Western Europe.

This week’s text is Pope Leo’s Sermon XXVI: On the Feast of the Nativity VI. He makes five main points in this sermon—

1. Christmas Morning is the Most Appropriate Time for Thoughts on the  Nativity,
2. Christians are Essentially Participators in the Nativity of Christ,
3. Peace with God Is His Best Gift to Man,
4. We Must Be Worthy of Our Calling as Sons and Friends of God, and
5. The Birth of Christ is the Birth of Peace to the Church

Join others from around the world in this weekly reading event! You can find Pope Leo’s text at these websites:

http://www.ancient-future.net/leosermonxxvi.html
http://www.advent2009.org/advent.php?id=19
http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/npnf212.ii.v.xiv.html

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