Hanukkah 1/8

The Jewish Festival of Lights (Hanukkah) commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem in 165 BC. Today begins the eight day observance on which candles are lit each day. The Temple had been recaptured from the Greeks, who had contaminated most of the olive oil that was available for the lamps to be […]

Advent 2021: Hope

Today marks the beginning of Advent. Advent is the season of waiting and of preparing for the birth of Christ. The first Advent was the birth in a stable in Bethlehem, the Incarnation that we celebrate as Christmas. As Israel longed for their Messiah to come, so Christians long for their Savior to come again. […]