Merry Christmas 2009

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ[a] the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”
Luke 2: 8-14

Merry Christmas–

The Anchoress posted this wonderful video of Aled Jones as a child and an adult singing “O Holy Night.’
It is terrific.
I hope you all have a blessed Christmas.

Beto left a wonderful holiday poem in the comments.

Iraqi Christians arrive at the Syriac Tahira Church or the Church of the Immaculate Virgin to take part in the Christmas Eve service in Karaqosh, 40 kilometers from the restive city of Mosul. (AFP)

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