Dignity/New York wishes
you and your family a Blessed Christmas
Throughout the season of Advent, the Church has reflected on God’s promises, so often spoken by the prophets, to send a savior to the people of Israel
who would be Emmanuel, that is, God with us. In the fullness of time those promises were fulfilled. With hearts full of joy let us listen to the proclamation of our Savior’s birth.
On the Twenty–Fifth day of December,
unknown ages from the time when God created the heavens and the earth and then formed humankind in their own image.
Several thousand years after the flood, when God made the rainbow shine forth as a sign of the covenant.
Twenty–one centuries from the time of Abraham and Sarah; thirteen centuries after the people of Israel were led out of Egypt.
Eleven hundred years from the time of Ruth and the Judges; one thousand years from the anointing of David as king;
in the sixty–fifth week according to the prophecy of Daniel.
In the one hundred and ninety–fourth Olympiad; the seven hundred and fifty–second year from the foundation of the city of Rome.
The forty–second year of the reign of Octavian Augustus; the whole world being at peace,
Jesus Christ, eternal God and Child of the eternal Creator, desiring to sanctify the world by his most merciful coming, being conceived by the Holy Spirit, and nine months having passed since his conception, was born in Bethlehem of Judea of the Virgin Mary.
Today is the nativity of our Savior Jesus Christ according to the flesh.