In today's Office of Readings we encounter a reading from an oration by St Athanasius on the incarnation of the Word (295-373 A.D.). Athanasius was born in Alexandria. He assisted Bishop Alexander at the Council of Nicaea, and later succeeded him as bishop. He fought hard against Arianism all his life, undergoing many sufferings and spending a total of 17 years in exile. He wrote outstanding works to explain and defend orthodoxy. For a reflection, "Make our lives new as they were at the beginning," please click on the image. Peace be with you!