Christmas wishes

Religious Christmas Messages

Christmas is not just a holiday for parties and fun for the faithfuls. It is the day when their saviour Jesus Christ descended on Earth. The tradition associated with Christmas is never forgotten by faithful Christians even though the celebrations have taken a modern hue. If you are a faithful Christian yourself or want to send a Christmas card to someone who has deep reverence for the Christian faith, then a religious Christmas message on the greeting card is a wonderful way to spread the message of love in a traditional way. In the modern times, Christmas card messages are usually irrelevant to the Bible story and the true meaning of Christmas. Instead of a conventional message, you can write a religious message to enable your card to perfectly capture the spirit of Christmas.

Bible verses

Look up for some powerful bible verses that do complete justice to the occassion of Christmas. The verses can be anything related to the birth of Jesus, teachings of Jesus, etc. Quoting verses right from the source of Christian faith makes for a highly religious Christmas message.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

A merry heart does good like medicine.

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

Quotes from the past

Apart from conventional greetings, the message can include quotes from great personalities in the past regarding Christmas in general and Jesus Christ in particular. There is no dearth of Christmas quotes made by multiple men and women of wisdom. Search the internet and select your desired quotes.

Include lines from Carols

There are so many famous Christmas carols which are sung all over the world. Write some lines of any popular Christmas carol either at the beginning of the message or at the end. You can also search for some lesser known Christmas carols and include some lines from them in the message. Carols add extra religious element to the Christmas card.

Away in a Manger

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.

The stars in the sky looked down where he lay,
The little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay.

The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
But little Lord Jesus no crying he makes.

I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky
And stay by my cradle ’til morning is nigh.

Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever, and love me, I pray.

Bless all the dear children in thy tender care,
And take us to heaven, to live with Thee there.

Coventry Carol

Lully, lullay, thou little tiny child,
Bye bye, lully, lullay.
Lully, lullay, thou little tiny child,
Bye bye, lully, lullay.

O sisters too, how may we do
For to preserve this day
This poor youngling for whom we sing,
“Bye bye, lully, lullay”?

Herod the king, in his raging,
Charged he hath this day
His men of might in his own sight
All young children to slay.

That woe is me, poor child, for thee
And ever mourn and may
For thy parting neither say nor sing,
“Bye bye, lully, lullay.”

The First Noel

The First Noel the angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds
in fields as they lay;
In fields as they lay, keeping their sheep,
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.

They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the east beyond them far,
And to the earth it gave great light,
And so it continued both day and night.

And by the light of that same star
Three wise men came from country far;
To seek for a king was their intent,
And to follow the star wherever it went.

This star drew nigh to the northwest,
O’er Bethlehem it took it rest,
And there it did both stop and stay
Right over the place where Jesus lay.

Praise Virgin Mary

Christmas is as much about Virgin Mary as Jesus Christ. If you are religious enough to craft words in praise of Virgin Mary then it is well and good. Otherwise, you can search for quotes in her praise in Christian religious texts. Invoke her blessings on the receipient and his/her family.

Reading 1 – Nm 6:22-27
The LORD said to Moses:
“Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them:
This is how you shall bless the Israelites.
Say to them:
The LORD bless you and keep you!
The LORD let his face shine upon
you, and be gracious to you!
The LORD look upon you kindly and
give you peace!
So shall they invoke my name upon the Israelites,
and I will bless them.”

Responsorial Psalm – Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8
R. (2a) May God bless us in his mercy.
May God have pity on us and bless us;
may he let his face shine upon us.
So may your way be known upon earth;
among all nations, your salvation.
R. May God bless us in his mercy.
May the nations be glad and exult
because you rule the peoples in equity;
the nations on the earth you guide.
R. May God bless us in his mercy.
May the peoples praise you, O God;
may all the peoples praise you!
May God bless us,
and may all the ends of the earth fear him!
R. May God bless us in his mercy.

Reading 2 – Gal 4:4-7
Brothers and sisters:
When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son,
born of a woman, born under the law,
to ransom those under the law,
so that we might receive adoption as sons.
As proof that you are sons,
God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts,
crying out, “Abba, Father!”
So you are no longer a slave but a son,
and if a son then also an heir, through God.

Alleluia – Heb 1:1-2
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets;
in these last days, he has spoken to us through the Son.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel – Lk 2:16-21
The shepherds went in haste to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph,
and the infant lying in the manger.
When they saw this,
they made known the message
that had been told them about this child.
All who heard it were amazed
by what had been told them by the shepherds.
And Mary kept all these things,
reflecting on them in her heart.
Then the shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising God
for all they had heard and seen,
just as it had been told to them.

THE EXPECTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

“Drop down the dew from above, you heavens, and let the clouds rain the Just One! Let the earth be opened and bud forth a Savior!” (Isaiah 48:8).

O Lord, how wonderful You are everywhere in the world! You have made for Yourself a worthy dwelling-place in Mary!

Glory be
“Behold, a Virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and His name shall be called Emmanuel”(Isaiah 7:14).

Do not be afraid, Mary, for thou has found grace with God. And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb and shalt bring forth a Son; and thou shalt call His name Jesus” (Luke 1:30).

Hail Mary
“The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee; and, therefore, the Holy One to be born shall be called the Son of God. But Mary said: ‘Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done unto me according to thy word’” (Luke 1:35).

Hail Mary
Holy and immaculate Virgin, how shall I praise you as I ought? You have borne in your womb Him Whom heaven could not contain. You are blessed and worthy of veneration, Virgin Mary, for you became the Mother of the Savior while remaining a Virgin.

Hail Mary
Mary speaks:

“I sleep and my heart watches . . . I to my Beloved, and my Beloved to me, who feeds among the lilies” (Song of Solomon 6:2).

Let us pray.

Grant, we beg of You, Almighty God, that we who are weighed down by the old yoke of sin, may be freed by the new birth of Your only-begotten Son for which we long. Who lives and reigns forever. Amen.

HYMN: “ALMA REDEMPTORIS MATER”
Mother of Christ,
Do hear your people’s cry,
Star of the deep
And portal of the sky.

Mother of Him
Whose hand your glory made,
Sinking, we strive,
And call to you for aid.

Oh, by that joy
Which Gabriel did bestow;
O Virgin first and last,
Your tender mercy show.

Let us pray.

O God, You willed that Your Word should take flesh in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the message of an angel; grant us, Your humble servants, that we who truly believe her to be the Mother of God, may be helped by her intercession with You. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Sermons

The religious Christmas message can include sermons explaining the purpose and importance of Christmas. Sermons preaching love, kindness and universal brotherhood can also be included in the message. You can either seek help from a pastor, nun or any other Christian religious figure or search the internet to look for perfect Christmas sermons.

Merry christmas 2018

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