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Source: PIME Asia News Father Romanelli notes that for now only an “announcement” has been made. Hopefully, words will be followed by deeds. This year no age restriction is expected. Gaza Catholics are waiting for Patriarch Pizzaballa for the celebrations. A solemn Mass will be held “for those unable to get an exit permit.” Gaza (AsiaNews) – This year, Israel has decided to grant hundreds of exit permits for the Christmas holidays to Gaza Christians. This is “good” news as well as a “positive sign” for Christians living in the Strip, although for now, “it is only an announcement”. Hopefully,…

Invite a friend to attend Church with you in this Season of Preparation for Christmas and the Epiphany.  Source: Episcopalian Diocese of New Jersey  Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and you shall name him Emmanuel which means “God with us.” (Matthew 1:23) Advent is upon us. What does this mean to you? In a wonderful volume of seasonal reflections titled Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas (Farmington, PA: The Plough Publishing House of the Bruderhof Foundation, 2001) the editors write: “Though Advent (literally ‘arrival’) has been observed for centuries as a time to contemplate…

Source: Terry Mattingly on Religion The first question was simple: “Siri, when is Christmas?” After the two-tone “BEED-EEP” chime, the voice of the Apple iPhone responded: “Christmas is on Tuesday, December 25, 2012. I hope I have the day off.” Then matters got complicated: “When is Advent?” Siri searched her memory and said: “I didn’t find any events about ‘Ed Fant.’ “ Trying again: “When is the Advent season?” Siri cheerfully responded: “I am not aware of any events about ‘advent season.’ “ After several more “BEED-EEP” chimes the Apple cloud ultimately drew a blank when asked, “When does the…