Merry Christmas! ~ Day Five


Image: Natalia Goncharova, The Nativity, 1951. 
At MOMA, shamelessly pinched from Anna Agelopoulou.

 A note to pastors: if you hear them, they will come. Especially during Advent & Lent, when people need the barest of prompts to come home.

New Way of the Fathers podcast from Mike Aquilina, on the Baptism of the Lord's place in the liturgical calendar.  The thing no one tells you about this particular podcast is that it seems like an innocuous introduction to the early Church Fathers and then the early ecumenical counsels, with some extra topics thrown in. But it's actually the most brilliant cultural commentary on our own times and how Christians should act in them that anyone's putting out. Aquilina is brilliant and subtle.