Join us each Sunday for our service at 10:00 am in-person and on FaceBook Live, with a lesson, music featuring our music director, Todd Lowry & the USCABQ Music Team, Brian Greismeyer - guitar and vocals, Kent Pittsenbargar, drums, with a guest soloist, and with David Craig on keyboard, 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.
Sunday, Dec. 10th, lesson by Rev. Gordon Keyler, "The Miracle of Guadelupe".
Please join us for Sunday Service in person and on FaceBook Live at 10:00 am, message by Rev. Gordon Keyler, music with Todd Lowry and the USC ABQ Music Team including David Craig on keyboards 2nd and 4th Sundays, soloist, Dianna Hughes.
This Sunday, we will explore a cherished December tradition—the observance of the Miracle of Guadalupe. Celebrated on December 12 in the Catholic tradition, the Feast Day of Guadalupe commemorates the remarkable event of
Mary's appearance to Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin in 1539.
This Sunday, we will explore a cherished December tradition—the observance of the Miracle of Guadalupe. Celebrated on December 12 in the Catholic tradition, the Feast Day of Guadalupe commemorates the remarkable event of Mary's appearance to Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin in 1539.
Juan Diego, a converted Aztec macehual (peasant-class Aztec), embarked on a dawn walk. As he passed the hill named Tepeyac, he was suddenly surrounded by harmonious songbirds. A sweet voice in Náhualt, his native language, called him by name: "Juanito, my dear Juan Diego." Following the voice, he encountered a radiant figure on the hill. After revealing her identity, she tasked him with approaching the bishop to request the construction of a shrine at that very spot, intending to share her love and compassion with all believers.
Hurrying to the bishop, Juan Diego relayed Mary's message, but the bishop initially doubted him. It took three more visitations and a sign from Mary for the bishop to finally believe that Juan had indeed been visited by Mary. The complete account is documented in the historical work "Nican Mopohua," written in the Nahuatl language in 1548 by Juan Diego himself, as narrated to Antonio Valeriano.
For Hispanic Catholics, the "Virgen of Guadalupe" holds a special place in their hearts, symbolizing Life, Health, and Hope. She represents not only the mother of Jesus but the Divine Mother. Her presence graces homes, public buildings, and the art of New Mexico and Mexico.
Despite Christianity being a patriarchal religion, the Divine Feminine, crucial for Wholeness alongside masculine energy, is often overlooked. For Unity students, Mary embodies the feminine energy of the soul, magnifying the higher energies of love in the affectional and emotional aspects of our being.
Preview: On Sunday, Dec. 17th, we will have a very special guest coming from a very cold place. Guess who?