The Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ



The Nativity Sermon of St. John Chrysostom
St. John Chrysostom

Leo The Great of Rome, Homily 21, On The Nativity, 1
St. Leo the Great

God Entered Into the Depths of Human Life
St. Justin Popovic

St. Theophan the Recluse: The Nativity of Christ
St. Theophan the Recluse

The Word Became Flesh. A Sermon on The Nativity of Christ
St. John of Kronstadt

The Peace of Christ
St. John of Kronstadt

Christmas’ Deeper Meaning
Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol

Homily On the Birth of Christ
by St. Philaret of Moscow (Given by Archimandrite Philaret in the St. Alexander Nevsky Lavra)
St. Philaret of Moscow

“She Was Alone Conversing With the Alone”
Basil of Seleucia

Hymn IV, On the Nativity of Christ, by St. Ephraim the Syrian

Contemplation on the Royal Hours on Christmas Eve: First Hour
Archpriest Alexander Shargunov

The Incarnation and Humility
New Hieromartyr Hilarion (Troitsky), Archbishop of Verey

Homily At The Liturgy, January 8, 2011—The Second Day of Christmas, and the 85th Anniversary of the Birthday of Metropolitan Pitirim (Nechayev)
Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov)

This Miracle Has Torn History In Two
Panegyric on the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Archimandrite Iachint Unciuleac

Another Way
Fr. Seraphim Holland

Christmas Letter From Elder Ambrose of Optina
Fr. Sergius Chetverikov, St. Ambrose of Optina

The Incarnation
Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

The Slaughter of the Innocents, and Free Will

Nativity Encyclicals

Christmas Message by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

Sretensky Monastery Greets Our Readers with the Nativity of Christ


The Divine Services of the Nativity of Christ
Bishop Alexander (Mileant)


Christmastime Questions and Answers
Hieromonk Job (Gumerov)

Childlike Joy of Christmas
Igumen Nektary (Morozov)

Sunday After Nativity. Joseph the Betrothed
Archpriest David Moser

The Sunday After Nativity
Archpriest Andrew Phillips

An Orthodox Reflection on the 12 Days of Christmas
Gabe Martini

From Birth to Baptism: The Glory of Christmastide
Vincent Martini


What We Do On The Day Before Christmas
Hieromonk Job (Gumerov)

How the Nativity of Christ Is Celebrated in Georgia
Shio Otarashvili

Caroling In Christmas in Glen Rock, PA
Jesse Dominick

The Nativity of Christ in Orthodox Japan
Galina Besstremyannaya


Miracles On Christmas
Olga Rozhneva

Lullaby To Christ
Nun Euphemia (Paschenko)

Editor’s Pick of Christmas Videos

Sing Unto the Lord All the Earth

Christmas Carol and Hymns

Christmas In Verse

Who’ll Take the Son?


Marina Yurchenko. Nativity and Theophany in Yakutia.

“Snow Is Flying All Over Russia, Like Good Tidings of Great Joy”


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