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Western Prelate’s Christmas Message

The Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of our Lord is a celebration of the birth of hope, a new hope that our Savior Jesus Christ provided with His Glorious Birth.

In that humble manger in Bethlehem over two thousand years ago, hope permeated the world as the Light shined from the manger and illuminated a darkened world. What transpired on that silent and holy night was the beginning of God’s redemptive plan for mankind. God sent His only begotten Son to bear our burdens and to sustain us; the Word became flesh and lived among us. Christmas is a reminder that the Lord gave Himself to us in Baby Jesus and brought us a Light that no darkness can extinguish.

Book Review: Children Of Armenia

Holocausts will always have their deniers. But try to imagine a world in which every post-Nazi German government for the last six decades refused to assume any national responsibility for war crimes committed against the Jews, arguing that “lives were lost on both sides,” denying that there had been a policy of genocide in the first place and even prosecuting and jailing German historians who wrote about it.

Ross Bagdasarian Jr. and ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel’

It all started with a daring chipmunk that didn’t nervously scurry out of the way when Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. saw him in front of his car while driving in Yosemite. An intrepid chipmunk that stood his ground and showed his strength when faced with a car in front of him. It’s not a stretch of the imagination to envision Alvin the Chipmunk doing something similar just to prove his fearlessness in the face of danger.