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The cast of characters is strange and exotic: shepherds and magicians, an emperor and a despot, angels, and a baby who is Almighty God. The strangeness calls for an explanation, and this book provides it by examining the characters and the story in light of the biblical and historical context.

Bestselling author Scott Hahn, who has written extensively on Scripture and the early Church, brings evidence to light, dispelling some of the mystery of the story in his book Joy to the World: How Christ’s Coming Changed Everything (and Still Does).

Yet Christmas is made familiar all over again by showing it to be a family story. Christmas, as it appears in the New Testament, is the story of a father, a mother, and a child— their relationships, their interactions, their principals, their individual lives, and their common life. To see the life of their “earthly trinity” is to gaze into heaven.

Join us for warm fellowship, to delve deeper into the Christmas story, and the beloved family on which it is based, 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. on Thursdays in Advent, November 29 – December 20, 2018.


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Kim Ward, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation


Saint Patrick Catholic Church
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Tacoma, WA 98403