Dear brothers and sisters,
Let us not stray from the joy of our meeting with the Infant Child Christ,
let us carry in our hearts the fire of saving grace to our friends and family,
let us bring tidings of great joy to all the world.
Let us hasten to the Newborn Child, warm Him with our love for our neighbor,
let us bring Him gifts of our repentance, compassion, and mercy,
let us sing hymns of praise to Him with prayer and laudation.
“God is on Earth, man is in heaven,
The angels serve together with people, and people are in communion with angels.
Demons flee, death is destroyed.
Paradise is opened, the curse is withdrawn, sin has disappeared,
error is cast out, truth has descended”
(St. John Chrysostom)
Archimandrite Tikhon and brothers
The Nativity of Christ