ADVENTCAzT 24: Christmas Eve – The child knocks on the doors of our world.

This year I once again offer a short daily podcast to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.

These are especially offered as a token of gratitude for my benefactors who donate and send items from my wishlist.  Thank you!

And so, here is ADVENTCAzT 24, for Christmas Eve.  Have some Mystic Monk Coffee and have a listen!

PS: My stat counter for this plugin has been screwed up.  Chime in if you listened.

PPS: These podcasts are also available through my iTunes feed. Let me know how you are listening.  Through the plug in on this post? Through iTunes? Downloading?

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12 Responses to ADVENTCAzT 24: Christmas Eve – The child knocks on the doors of our world.

  1. Andreas says:

    Dear Father Z. and all who read this wonderful BLOG; On this beautiful Heiligabend here in the Tirol, many are already asking what the coming year will bring. Many of the same questions arise as those which are discussed on these pages. What is certain, however, is that after the Midnight Mass (Christmette) this evening, a brass quartet will be playing carols by the warm glowing gluhwein stand, brightly lit Christmas tree and large hand- carved nativity scene that grace our tiny village square. We’ll all be there, the quiet anticipation of Advent replaced by great joy on this most holy of nights. I wish you a blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year to come. Ich wünsche euch frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!

  2. Mariana2 says:

    Thank you, Father! For this and for everything. Blessed Christmas!

    Also to all the readers here.

    Glad Jul!

  3. DavidR says:

    Thank you Fr. A merry and blessed Christmas to you and all who read this blog, and a happy and healthy new year.

  4. Mike says:

    Listened via download. I never get tired of John 1.

    Of all the lamentable excisions by the liturgical experts, those of Psalm 42 and of the Last Gospel are among the saddest. Absent reminders of why one is at the altar of God and of the light to be brought into the world, it’s little wonder that I struggled for so long, not so much with the intrinsic and infinitely valuable meaning at the heart of the Mass, but with the broader relevance (how’s that for irony?) of its structure both within itself and within the Church and world in which it is offered.

  5. Jim of Bowie says:

    What a beautiful way to end your ADVENTCAzTs. I too miss the Last Gospel and recite it after every NO mass.

  6. LadyMarchmain says:

    Thank you, Father, for this and all your beautiful podcasts that have enriched our Advent preparations immeasurably! Between your reminders of the penitential character of this season, your guidance to mortification, confession, and abstinence these last two days, and these carefully selected readings and exquisite music, this has been the very best Advent I can ever remember. A Merry Christmas!

  7. kevinm says:

    Chimed in via the plug in. Have a Blessed Christmas Father !

    Kevin

  8. Moreos1986 says:

    Listened in on the plug in. A blessed Christmas vigil to you!

  9. jameeka says:

    Father Z, I am counting my blessings, and one of them is you and your blog, praying for you daily. Thank you so much for these beautiful AdventcaZts.

  10. Sword40 says:

    Its all been said but I’ll join their accolades. Thank you, Fr. Z and Merry Christmas!!!!!

  11. guans says:

    Oh the importance of shelter.
    Thanks for the insight.

  12. jray says:

    Thank you again, Father, for this beautiful series during Advent. Merry Christmas! I’ve been listening on your site.