Even in our temperate climate, we can feel winter coming on. Persimmons with cinnamon and cloves are cooking in the slow cooker to be blended into spiced persimmon butter. We are getting the pantry ready for the nativity fast that begins tomorrow; you know that the 'Twelve Days of Christmas' begins on December 25th for us new calendar folks, right?
O holy Apostle Philip, intercede with our merciful God to grant our souls forgiveness of sins.
Philip was born in Bethesda as were Peter and Andrew. Philip heeded Christ's call immediately. (John 1:43) When some Greeks wanted to meet Jesus, they approached Philip first. It was Philip who asked Jesus to show them the Father. Our Lord replied, "He who sees me, sees the Father."