Christmas Message


December 23, 2010

Hong Kong Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops called for social justice in Christmas messages, whilst in Iraq Christians have been forced to curtail festivities that celebrate the birth of Jesus more than 2000 years ago, showing contrasts in one of Christianity's most important feasts.


December 7, 2009

La Reverendísima Katharine Jefferts Schori, Obispa Presidenta de la Iglesia Episcopal, ha presentado el siguiente mensaje de Navidad.


Mensaje de Navidad 2009

Las mañanas están oscuras, muy oscuras hasta incluso después de que la mayoría de nosotros ha...

December 7, 2009

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori's Christmas message for 2009 follows.

Christmas message 2009

The mornings are dark, pitch black until after most of us have begun our days. The hints of dawn in the eastern sky, those streaks of rose and pink that promise more and...

December 24, 2008

'There went out a decree from Caesar Augustus'; we've very likely heard those words many, many times in carol services, like an overture to the great drama of the Christmas story. The emperor Augustus would have been delighted, I'm sure, to be told that his name would still be recalled after...

December 14, 2008

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams issued the following Christmas Message to the Anglican Communion for 2008.



Human beings, left to themselves, have imagined God in all sorts of shapes; but - although there were one or two instances, in Ancient Greece and Ancient...

December 7, 2008

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following message for Christmas 2008. Portuguese translations follow.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it (John 1:5).

The world settles into winter, at least in the northern hemisphere,...

December 7, 2008

Mensaje de Navidad - 2008

La Obispa Presidenta Katharine Jefferts Schori ha emitido el siguiente mensaje de Navidad 2008.

Una luz resplandece en las tinieblas, y las tinieblas no han podido extinguirla (Juan 1:5).

El invierno está comenzando, por lo menos en el hemisferio...

December 9, 2007

In her 2007 Christmas message, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori asks the question "Where will you meet Jesus this Christmas?" and calls to mind the challenge of letting "our seasonal 'seeing' transform the way we meet our neighbors through the rest of the year, and through all the...

December 19, 2005


is God's shocking insistence that flesh and blood like ours

be the medium of God's Word.


No abstraction,

no lofty vision,

no finely wrought dogma,

no sacred tradition can mollify the shock of this truth:

As one of us


November 24, 2004

The sober joy of Christmas

Though we are now exchanging our "Merry Christmas" greetings, and carols fill the air telling us "tis the season to be jolly," Christmas provides something far greater than merriment, joviality, or an easy joy. Christmas points the way to something sober and...