Homily of January 2, 2015 (Friday before Epiphany, Memorial of Saints Basil and Gregory Nazianzen)

January 2, 2015

The Incarnation and the Blessed Trinity

Although we have completed the Octave of Christmas, the Church keeps before us the meaning of Christmas in relation to the doctrine of the Most Blessed Trinity, which is clearly explained by Saints Basil and Gregory Nazianzen. With St. John we acknowledge that "whoever confesses the Son knows the Father as well." As we reflect on the child in the crib, we realize that no one understands and loves him as the Father.

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