The Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ



The Incarnation and the Church
St. Hilarion (Troitsky)

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 Nativity of Christ. The Gospel of the Firstborn
St. Nikolai (Velimirovic)

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

The Light and the Peace of Bethlehem
Patriarch Daniel of Romania

The Star of Bethlehem
Hieromonk Irenei (Pikovsky)

The Song of the Angels
Archpriest Andrei Tkachev

We Are the Kindred of the Lord Jesus Christ
Hieromonk Ignaty (Shestakov)

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

Open Your Doors to Him
Archpriest Andrei Tkachev

Vouchsafed the Visitation of the Lord
Hieromartyr Thaddeus (Uspensky)

What Brought Christ Down from Heaven Will Raise Us Up to Heaven
St. Innocent of Kherson

“Those who worshipped the stars”
Archpriest Alexander Shargunov

“Christ is Born, Glorify Him”
Bishop Mitrophan (Znosko-Borovsky)

Nativity Encyclicals

Christmas Message by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

Nativity Epistle of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of Washington and All America and Canada

Christmas Greeting from Metropolitan Tikhon of Pskov and Porkhov


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


Christmastime Questions and Answers
Hieromonk Job (Gumerov)

God’s Justice
Hieromonk Pavel (Shcherbachev)

Childlike Joy of Christmas
Igumen Nektary (Morozov)

A Blessing on Our Families
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill

Svyatki—Christmastide: History and Folk Traditions

Sunday After Nativity. Joseph the Betrothed
Archpriest David Moser

The Sunday After Nativity
Archpriest Andrew Phillips

Caroling Kids
Vladimir Krupin

A True Christian is a Warrior and Ascetic
Archimandrite Kirill (Pavlov)​

Holy King and Prophet David (Tenth Century B.C.)


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

Christ is Born! Let Us Glorify Him in Song!
Editor’s Choice: Christmas Caroling Traditions in Orthodox lands

The Christmas Trees Are Lit. The Traditions and History of the Nativity of Christ
Priest Alexei Pestretsov

Christmas Traditions Around the World. Part 1
Christmas Traditions Around the World. Part 2
Anna Efimkina


The Holy Infants of Bethlehem
Commemorated December 29/January 11

Bethlehem, the Birthplace of Christ
Michael Skaballanovich

The Massacre of 14,000 Holy Innocent Infants, In Bethlehem and its Borders
Archimandrite Nektarios (Serfes)


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?

A Nativity Parable–An Unbeliever Celebrating Christmas With Little Birds
Vasilisa Shurina

The Enchanting Christmas Carols of Ukraine and Transcarpathia–Kolyadki
Matfey Shaheen

Angels Sang Not Only in Bethlehem
Priest Valery Dukhanin

How Christmas Saved a Donkey’s Life
Marina Schmeleva

A Christmas Angel
Sasha Cherniy


Marina Yurchenko. Nativity and Theophany in Yakutia.

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

Christmas Manger Scenes


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