Tagged: Christmas

Christmas memo

CHRIS MOERDYK takes aim at the wrong kind of Christmas spirit. Every year at Christmas, I must admit to getting a little piqued at the commercialisation of...

The meaning of Christmas

A reflection by Professor Peter Hunter Christmas means different things to different people. For the young children of families who can afford it, it is primarily a...

Yehonatan and the baby

A short story by Louis Mallett He was street-child of his day, and Yehonatan’s mother had him up at first light. There would be good pickings in...

The bell of St Raphael

A short story by Fr Ralph de Hahn Port Raphael, on the Capes West Coast, was just a small insignificant fishing village, no more than 150 inhabitants,...

Time and eternity meet on crossroads

Wherever Christian hearts beat, the holy night of Christmas draws millions together, writes Mgr JAN JAWORSKI. During the silent and holy night, Jesus Christ the infant God/man...

God’s special gift to us

By Archbishop Denis Hurley OMI About 15 billion years ago a cosmic blast occurred that we have come to call the Big Bang. Our universe was on...

Scrooge still haunts us

By Owen Williams The visible aspects of the English-speaking Christmas owe much to Charles Dickens (1812-1870), particularly of course to his great novel A Christmas Carol, which...

The Christmas visitor

A short story by Malcolm Theunissen It was a hot and humid afternoon in December 1965 when a balding stranger appeared at the door of the small...

The Christmas Angel

A short story by Brian Reynolds Where I grew up it always rained on the 16th of December, which older South Africans will remember was Dingaans Day...

Song in the manger

A short story by Margaret Schewe As he was rounding the wide bend, which was at the end of the towns main street and which seemed to...