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These reflections are a result of more than 40 years of ministry as a Roman Catholic priest. Most of these years I spent in the Diocese of Charlotte which covers Western North Carolina. Now I am retired, and live in Medellín, Colombia where I continue to serve as a priest in the Archdiocese of Medellín.

Friday, 19 November 2021 00:00

Friday, Week XXXIII, Ordinary Time

There was great joy among the people now that the disgrace of the Gentiles was removed. Then Judas and his brothers and the entire congregation of Israel
decreed that the days of the dedication of the altar should be observed with joy and gladness on the anniversary every year for eight days, from the twenty-fifth day of the month Chislev. (1 Mc 4:36-37,52-59)
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/111921.cfm
The anniversary of the dedication of the altar in the Temple in Jerusalem is remembered in the Jewish feast of Hanukkah. This year Hanukkah will be celebrated from November 28-December 6.

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