A Blessed Christmas to All

 

 

“Welcome, all wonders in one sight!
Eternity shut in a span;
Summer in winter; day in night;
Heaven in earth, and God in man.
Great little one, whose all-embracing birth
Lifts earth to heaven, stoops heav’n to earth.”

(From “In the Holy Nativity of our Lord” Richard Crashaw (1612-1649)
(Photo: R. L. Floyd)

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2 thoughts on “A Blessed Christmas to All

  1. >Michael,Quite possibly. Another connection: I first saw this Crashaw quote many years ago in a Christmas card from your predecessor at St Stephen's, our friend Andrew Wissemann, later bishop of the Western Mass Diocese.In any case, it is a deft phrase to get at the mystery of the incarnation.Rick

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