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The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast

8 September 2015

“Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.

For it is through the holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her.”

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 1:1-16.18-23. 

The Book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Abraham became the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers.
Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar. Perez became the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram,
Ram the father of Amminadab. Amminadab became the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon,
Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab. Boaz became the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth. Obed became the father of Jesse,
Jesse the father of David the king. David became the father of Solomon, whose mother had been the wife of Uriah.
Solomon became the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asaph.
Asaph became the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, Joram the father of Uzziah.
Uzziah became the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah.
Hezekiah became the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amos, Amos the father of Josiah.
Josiah became the father of Jechoniah and his brothers at the time of the Babylonian exile.
After the Babylonian exile, Jechoniah became the father of Shealtiel, Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
Zerubbabel the father of Abiud. Abiud became the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor,
Azor the father of Zadok. Zadok became the father of Achim, Achim the father of Eliud,
Eliud the father of Eleazar. Eleazar became the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob,
Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Of her was born Jesus who is called the Messiah.
Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the holy Spirit.
Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly.
Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her.
She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:
Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.”

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The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast

8 September 2015

Commentary of the day

Saint Andrew of Crete

Russian icon depicting Saint Andrew of Crete (left) and Saint Mary of Egypt

Russian icon depicting Saint Andrew of Crete (left) and Saint Mary of Egypt

Saint Andrew of Crete (660-740), monk and Bishop
Sermon 1 for the Nativity of the Mother of God: PG 97, 812-816

Mary, firstfruits of the new creation

In the beginning man had been formed out of pure and stainless earth (Gn 2,7) but his nature had been deprived of its innate dignity when it was stripped of grace by the fall of disobedience and cast out of the land of life. In place of a paradise of delight it had nothing but a corruptible life to hand on as its hereditary patrimony, a life from which death would follow together with its consequence: the corruption of the race. We had all of us preferred the world here below to that on high. No hope of salvation remained; the state of our nature cried to heaven for help. There was no law that could heal our infirmity… In the end, according to his good pleasure, the divine shaper of the universe decided to bring a new world, another world into being – a world of harmony and youth – from which the overwhelming contagion of sin and of its companion, death, would be cast out. A wholly new life, free and unencumbered, would be held out to us who would find in baptism a new and wholly divine birth…

But how to bring this plan to fruition ? Was it not fitting that a most pure and stainless virgin should first of all place herself at the service of this mysterious plan and should become pregnant with the infinite being in a manner transcending the natural law?… Therefore, just as in paradise he had drawn from the virgin, stainless earth a little clay with which to fashion the first Adam, so he made use of another kind of earth, so to speak, when he brought about his own incarnation, namely that pure and immaculate Virgin, chosen from among all creatures. In her he remade us anew using our own substance and he, Adam’s Creator, became a new Adam that the old might be saved by the new and eternal.

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The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast

8 September 2015

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast

The Birth of the Virgin Mary by Giotto, in the Scrovegni Chapel, Padua, Italy (circa 1305)

The Birth of the Virgin Mary
by Giotto, in the Scrovegni Chapel, Padua, Italy (circa 1305)

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Church has celebrated Mary’s birth since at least the sixth century. A September birth was chosen because the Eastern Church begins its Church year with September. The September 8 date helped determine the date for the feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8 (nine months earlier).

Scripture does not give an account of Mary’s birth. However, the apocryphal Protoevangelium of James fills in the gap. This work has no historical value, but it does reflect the development of Christian piety. According to this account, Anna and Joachim are infertile but pray for a child. They receive the promise of a child that will advance God’s plan of salvation for the world. Such a story (like many biblical counterparts) stresses the special presence of God in Mary’s life from the beginning.

St. Augustine connects Mary’s birth with Jesus’ saving work. He tells the earth to rejoice and shine forth in the light of her birth. “She is the flower of the field from whom bloomed the precious lily of the valley. Through her birth the nature inherited from our first parents is changed.” The opening prayer at Mass speaks of the birth of Mary’s Son as the dawn of our salvation and asks for an increase of peace.

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