by Sr Fidelis
A Wondrous Mystery
The 12 Days of Christmas reached culmination yesterday with the celebration of the Epiphany — Christ’s manifestation to the Gentiles. There is much to ponder about the events surrounding his birth, all foretold in Scripture. The mystery is aptly summed up in this antiphon, the text of which is a quote from Leo the Great, the doctrinal champion of Christ’s incarnation at the Council of Calcedon in 451.
A wondrous mystery is revealed this day; natures are renewed: God has become man; that which he was he remained, and that which he was not he assumed; undergoing neither mixing nor division.
God is contained in this fragile baby. We bow before this incomprehensible mystery.