Dec 14, 2012
Homily given at the
8:45 a.m. Mass on Sunday, December 9, 2012, the Second Sunday of
Advent, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.
On this Sunday, which occurs during the celebration of
Hanukkah, Fr. Ed recounts the origin
of Hanukkah, stemming from the rededication of the Temple recorded
in the Book of Maccabees (1 Mac 4:36-58). St. Nicholas, like the
Maccabees, was also a great man of faith, who boldly stood up
against the Arian heresy. Advent is an invitation for us to grow in
faith, to be like those great men and women of the past and stand
for the truth of the Gospel.
Key words: Advent, faith,
Hanukkah, Maccabees, St. Nicholas