Join award-winning teacher and world-renowned liturgical theologian Fr. John Baldovin, SJ, in exploring the richness of one of our most vital liturgical seasons: Christmas. We highly recommend this series by one of our most beloved presenters.
Christmas is the most popular season of the Christian liturgical year. It celebrates the birth of the Lord Jesus on December 25 as well as a number of feasts associated with his Incarnation. Images of Christmas have saturated the media: countless movies, books, and songs depict the season, and many have come to associate it with saccharine images. Now, you are invited to take a closer look at the deeper meaning of Christmas.
By means of the liturgical prayers, the scripture readings, and the poetry and music of Christmas, you can grow in appreciation of the meaning of its celebration.
Through this series, you will focus on the "Holy Night" on which our Savior was born and on the origins of Christmas in the city of Rome. You will also explore the other two Masses of Christmas day and the celebrations that follow. Christmas is a truly special and meaningful time of the liturgical year. This course will give you newfound Christmas joy and understanding.