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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

A Christmas Miracle In War

This was part of a Homily, delivered so-eloquently by my Pastor, The Reverend Father William Hoppe, @ the 11:00AM High Mass, @ St Thomas Apostle Church, on 87th Street in Woodhaven, Queens. I'm Delighted to Bring You this story, coming from 1914, in the Year of The Boston Braves Miracle World Championship, concurrent with the Start of "The Great War":

Because of the Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand Of Austro-Hungary, in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Europeans took sides in this soon to be conflict. The French & British supported Serbia, while Germany supported Austro Hungary;

It was December 24th, 1914 & a German Soldier yelled in English "Stop Shooting. It's Christmas Time." A truce was called on both sides of the conflict. In fact, the Soldiers of both sides got together, partied & played Football(Soccer) & listened to some singing from a German Soldier who used to work in the Hotels & Cabarets of London;

For 36 Hours, soldiers from both sides, fraternized, which did not sit well with the Senior Officers on both Sides of The Conflict;

Christ came between these sides, for the Celebration of His Feast;

That War ended in 1918, with worse consequences to come, in WWII;

As a side-note from me-it was a Freemason, as part of a Masonic Clique, who assassinated the Archduke, in the name of liberating Serbia;

The War was fought with 20th Century Equipment & 19th Century Tactics, but still a Bloody Mess;

For Both Sides Of The Conflict, for those Killed;

In Memorium Et In Paradisium;

Venite Adoremus, Dominum;

In Nomini Patris, Et Filli, Et Spiritu Sancti, Amen;

Michaelum In Queens, NY.

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Blogger KAYLEE said...


HOW ARE YOU.? I am doing okay I guess just couldnt get out of bed this morning to open presents though.Was too weak :(

10:05 PM  
Blogger The Omnipotent Q said...

Sorry to put a damper on that nice story/homily, but the Red Sox didn't win their third championship in 1914. Boston did win the WS in 1914, but it was the "Miracle Braves" who won that year, over the Philadelphia A's. The Red Sox won their third title in 1915.

Merry Christmas!

10:47 PM  
Blogger The Omnipotent Q said...

Hang in there, Kaylee...

10:51 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

I stand Corrected, Q. It was The Braves:

Merry Christmas-Happy '08-Feel Good;


7:17 AM  
Blogger Suldog said...

Merry Christmas to you, Michael. I hope your new year is blessed.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...


A Merry Christmas Season, all the Way Through;

Venite Adoremus, Dominum

12:29 PM  

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