Nativity Icon, larger image at end of this postIn the beginning was the Word. And below is a video from Fr. Robert Barron’s Word on Fire ministry wherein he speaks about Christmas and the Prologue of the Gospel of John. I love Fr. Barron. He’s prolific and eloquent and my laptop, external drives and iPods are filled with hundreds of his podcasts and videos. (A note about the icon below the video and a larger view.)

May your Christmas be a blessed, holy and joyful one. Peace be with you and with your loved ones throughout the year. Merry Christmas!

About the Church in the East: Light of the East on Catholic Radio International. About the Nativity Icon, Show #378: The Nativity. Download. RSS. I recorded the show yesterday on EWTN about the Christmas customs of the Church in the East and watched it this morning. They talked about the icon in this post or one similar to it. Fascinating stuff. Or it may have been Fr. Jacob Restrick, OP, and his series, Icons: Windows Onto Heaven. I recorded them both and watched them back to back. Of course, I can’t find any links to Fr. Restrick’s show. Argh.

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I’ve been listening to Fr. Barron’s Word On Fire podcast after first seeing him on EWTN. “Wow, this man really is on fire!” I wish more priests could preach like this. And Michael Voris is another fiery speaker I’ve become quite fond of. I’m thoroughly enjoying his One True Faith podcast. I’ve only listened to a few of them so far, but I’ve listened to them more than once already. (So many podcasts, so little bandwidth, oy.)

Fr. Barron’s Catholicism Project is due out in the fall of 2010. Watch the trailer and learn more about it. I’m looking forward to seeing it.