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Run time: 10:07, Gospel from Mt. 1:1-16
Fr. David Grondz explains why we celebrate the birthday of the Mother of God.
…[T]his Gospel [of Matthew] … is a reminder to us that for all of the beauty which we celebrate, and the great feast that we celebrate, there is still a concrete reality. That our Lord was born of the virgin and she was born from Sts. Ann and Joachim, and the line goes all the way back…. It’s focused on that idea which we see so clearly in Advent, the incarnation. The concreteness of the Son of God becoming man.