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Celebration of the Holy Mass at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Gaza, December 2021


We preach not one advent only of Christ, but a second also, far more glorious than the former. For the former gave to view His patience; but the latter brings with it the crown of the divine kingdom. […] Let us not then rest in His first advent, but look also for His second. And as we have said at His first coming, “Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord” (Mt 21:9), so will we repeat the same at His second coming; that with the Angels meeting our Master, we may worship Him and say, “Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord” (Mt 21:9).


Cyril of Jerusalem, The Catechetical Lectures, Lecture 15, par. 1