The Piercing of Mary’s Soul

About fifteen years before Mary’s death, she watched her son die. It was the day we now call Good Friday, but to Mary there was nothing...

The Hope of Resurrection

At the Church of the Resurrection each year in December, we hold a special worship service for everyone who lost a loved one that year. We recognize...

Christmas Through Mary's Eyes

Can you believe that Advent begins in four weeks?  What will your church or small group study for the Advent season this year that will help you...

The Light of the World

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through...

No Room in the Guest Room

While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid...

A Most Unnerving Song

For he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;for the Mighty One has done...

Ein Karem

When the angel Gabriel told Mary she was pregnant, she also learned that her older cousin Elizabeth was expecting a child. Now, Mary knew that...

Joseph Did What the Lord Commanded

When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife, but had no marital relations with her until she...

Little Town of Bethlehem

We turn from the story of the Annunciation (the announcement that Mary would have a child) to the story of how Joseph came to know that Mary was...

Travel Notes: Sepphoris and Nazareth

Sepphoris is an old Roman city just three miles from the smaller town of Nazareth. At the time of Jesus’ birth, Sepphoris was a bustling city with a...

Can Anything Good Come Out of Nazareth?

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the...

Mary’s Hometown: Nazareth

It’s been said that the Holy Land is the fifth Gospel—that in walking its streets and tracing its terrain you have a chance to see the biblical...

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