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Joy to the world

Joy to the World

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Entre le boeuf et l’âne gris…

I came across this French Christmas carol and it made me ponder the symbolism of ox and ass  in a nativity scene. It is said that the ox knows it’s owner and the ass knows it’s master. Words coming to … Continue reading

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Hark – the herald angels sing

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In the bleak mid-winter…

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In the spirit of Christmas

Christmas is about giving. But it is not the egoic “giving” that we encounter during the Christmas season in the Western society.  The abundance and extravagance, the gluttony and self-indulgence, the over-saturation and surfeit. There is another kind of giving: … Continue reading

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Silent Night, Holy Night

The most beautiful of all Christmas Carols ” Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht” This is the original version, as written and performed at Christmas Mass in Oberndorf, Salzburg in 1818. Happy Christmas

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And heaven and nature sing…

Joy to the world

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A Christmas Carol

Time for another Christmas Carol: “Maria durch ein Dornwald ging”This one is from Thüringen and the the year is 1600. The painting is German, from the late 1400 Maria durch ein’ Dornwald ging. Kyrieleison ! Maria durch ein’ Dornwald ging, … Continue reading

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Sing, just sing…

This is just such a lovely English Christmas carol. So much joy… I saw three ships I saw three ships come sailing in On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day; I saw three ships come sailing in On Christmas Day in … Continue reading

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What Christmas is about

When I think of the time of Christmas in my childhood, I remember a sense of awe, mystery and sacredness. It was just there, for the six weeks weeks leading up to Christmas. The days were short, the nights were … Continue reading

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