Table of Contents for Advent of Christ : Scripture Reflections to Prepare for Christmas


Introduction ix
Week One Setting the Stage: The Prophecies and the Hope
1(20)
Sunday: The New Elijah
3(3)
Monday: "I Am Gabriel"
6(3)
Tuesday: Great Beginnings
9(2)
Wednesday: Worldwide Blessing
11(2)
Thursday: Son of David
13(2)
Friday: Hope of the Nation
15(3)
Saturday: The Return of the King
18(3)
Week Two Serving God's Plan: St. Joseph, Zechariah, and John the Baptist
21(18)
Sunday: Humble Royalty
23(2)
Monday: Joseph---Silent Knight, Holy Knight
25(2)
Tuesday: Old Joseph, New Joseph
27(2)
Wednesday: Zechariah's Second Chance
29(2)
Thursday: Benedictus
31(3)
Friday: A Horn of Salvation
34(2)
Saturday: True Freedom
36(3)
Week Three In Mary's Footsteps: Her Call and Her Journey of Faith
39(18)
Sunday: Troubling Words
41(2)
Monday: Favor With God
43(2)
Tuesday: What Child Is This?
45(2)
Wednesday: Mary's Fiat
47(3)
Thursday: Blessed Among Women
50(3)
Friday: The Ark of the Covenant
53(4)
Week Four From Nazareth to Bethlehem: The Joys and Sorrows of the Holy Family (December 17-23)
57(18)
December 17: The Magnificat
58(2)
December 18: God Remembers
60(2)
December 19: Song of the Church
62(3)
December 20: Royal Decree
65(3)
December 21: The City of David
68(2)
December 22: No Room for Jesus
70(2)
December 23: Emmanuel
72(3)
Christmas: Witnesses to the Mystery: The Shepherds, the Magi, and Simeon
75(26)
December 24, Christmas Eve: A Night to Remember
77(2)
December 25, Christmas Day: The Birth of the Messiah
79(2)
December 26: The True Shepherd
81(2)
Sunday Within the Octave of Christmas, the Feast of the Holy Family: In His Father's House
83(2)
December 27, Feast of St. John the Apostle and Evangelist: Behold the Lamb
85(2)
December 28: Feast of the Holy Innocents: Rachel Weeps
87(2)
December 29: A New Moses
89(3)
December 30: Back to Nazareth
92(2)
December 31: "Comfort, Comfort My People"
94(2)
January 1, Feast of the Mother of God: Pierced by a Sword
96(2)
Feast of the Epiphany: Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh
98(3)
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