December 30th

                                                          THE ANGEL BRIGADE

Gabriel first appears of Zachariah while he’s doing his priesty duties in the Temple.  Then he appears to Mary and tells her she will bear a son.  Lat3er an unnamed angel appears via a dream to assure Joseph Mary is telling him the truth about her pregnancy.  A group  of shepherds are privy to an angel visitor backed up by a celestial choral group.

Again Joseph is awaken with an angelic messager telling him to leave at once because Herod has plans to kill all the boys in Bethlehem two years old or under.

To bring the story full circle an angel appears once again to Joseph while the holy family is in Egypt.  This time he tells Joseph that Herod is dead and it’s safe to bring his family home.

One wonders if Joseph ever had second thoughts about going to sleep.