The Abbot and Brothers of Sretensky Monastery Greet all with the Nativity of Christ

    

"Glory to God to in the highest, and on earth peace and good will toward men!" How can we not rejoice in this day?

In our fallen earthly world, in a humble cave today was born the Lord God, our Savior!

From year to year, from century to century, the Holy Church has reminded Christians that the night sky brought forth a star; the angels their song; the wise men their gifts; the shepherds their admiration; the earth the cave; the desert the manger. What do we bring to Him? In the Scriptures, the Lord Himself reveals it - we must bring a pure heart free from sins and passions, striving to the Heavenly Father. Let this light, the star of Bethlehem, always illuminate our souls on this sacred path of ascent to the Lord. Rush along this path! Not only in words but deeds for all our life, that we may become disciples of God born on earth - and the world around us will become brighter and more joyous.

Archimandrite Tikhon with the brothers of Sretensky Monastery

Nativity, 2014

    

1/9/2014

See also
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“Trembling with fear, I uttered the phrase I had carefully studied so that I wouldn’t mix things up: ‘Your Holiness, bless me to transfer to the Pskov-Caves Monastery and found its metochion in Moscow.’ I stammered out the words, and then froze in horror. But out of nowhere, His Holiness the Patriarch said, ‘Fr. Tikhon! That is very good. Yes, yes, yes—it’s quite needed, really, quite needed.’”
Nativity Epistle of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, 2013/2014 Nativity Epistle of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, 2013/2014
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill
Nativity Epistle of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, 2013/2014 Nativity Epistle of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, 2013/2014
And today we celebrate an event which at its root has changed the entire course of human history. God enters the very depths of human life, he becomes one of us, he takes upon himself the weight of our sins, human infirmities and weaknesses – he brings them to Golgotha in order to free people from this unbearable burden. God henceforth is no longer to be found somewhere in the unattainable heavens, but is here, with us, among us.
Christmas Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia published in twenty languages Christmas Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia published in twenty languages
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill
Christmas Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia published in twenty languages Christmas Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia published in twenty languages
Christmas message published in the official languages of a number of countries included in the canonical space of the Moscow Patriarchate, and some others.
Comments
Gayle1/10/2014 10:59 pm
Christ is born, Glorify Him!
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