December 9, 2016

Ten Things to Know About the Incarnation of Christ

The Annunciation

The Incarnation of Christ is the seminal event in history. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: 463 "Belief in the true Incarnation of the Son of God is the distinctive sign of Christian faith: 'By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit which confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God.' Such is the joyous conviction of the Church from her beginning whenever she sings 'the mystery of our religion': 'He was manifested in the flesh.'"

True God and True Man

As we continue to celebrate the season of Advent in anticipation of Christmas, we proclaim what the Church has always professed: "that Jesus is inseparably true God and true man. He is truly the Son of God who, without ceasing to be God and Lord, became a man and our brother." (CCC 469) The following links discuss the Incarnation and Nativity of Christ. We submit them for your consideration.

Why God Became a Baby, Fr. Michael Najim

Why Isn’t Jesus Named Emmanuel?

Seven Misconceptions About the Birth of Christ

The Magi's Gifts Symbolize Three Aspects of Christ's Incarnation

Advent Celebrates Two Comings: The Incarnation and the Last Judgment

The Virgin Mary is Prefigured by the Burning Bush

A Primer on the Incarnation, Fr. Philip N. Powell OP, PhD

Christ's Death Redeemed Us. But Why Did Jesus Live?

Pope Benedict on the Mystery of the Incarnation as a Wonderful Exchange Between Divinity and Humanity

Why did God send Gabriel for the Annunciation?, Fr. Ryan Erlenbush

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