The Icons of the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii
The liturgical year of the Church is made up of six seasons. They are Advent, Christmas, Lent, Sacred Paschal Triduum, Easter and Ordinary Time. The seasons, of course, include Sundays, Holy Days, and Feast Days. As the liturgical year progresses, The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii will present images from the Shrine’s Icons. We are hopeful that these images will bring you closer to God as your reflect on them and incorporate them into your prayers to God.
We also ask that you remember the individuals, families, or groups who so generously became a Godparent of the icon. If there is a dedication of the icon by the Godparent, we kindly request that you keep those mentioned in the dedication in your prayers.
In January we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord
After Jesus was baptized,
he came up from the water and behold,
the heavens were opened for him,
and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove
and coming upon him.
And a voice came from the heavens, saying,
“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3: 16 – 17
In December we celebrate the Birth of Christ
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.
All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be.
What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race;
the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
He was in the world, and the world came to be through him, but the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, but his own people did not accept him.
But to those who did accept him he gave power to become children of God,
to those who believe in his name, who were born not by natural generation
nor by human choice nor by a man’s decision but of God.
And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us,
and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son,
full of grace and truth. JOHN 1:1-5, 9-14
The Birth of Christ
Feast Date: December 25
Godparent: Louis & Marietta Pullano
Dedication: The Family of louis & Marietta Pullano
The Baptism of the Lord
Feastdate: Second Sunday after Christmas
Godparent: Joseph Cini
Dedication: In Loving Memory of Fannie Lynch & Stella S. Cini