“Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor..." - Evangelii Gaudium

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Russian Christmas

Merry Christmas to our brothers and sisters who follow the Julian calendar.  Blessed Christmas to the Russian and Greek Church, and especially the Church suffering in the Middle East, Ethiopia and Egypt.  Pray especially for the Copts who were martyred in a drive-by shooting while leaving church this Christmas.
Troparion: It is truly meet to bless Thee, O Theotokos, the ever blessed and most immaculate, and the Mother of our God. More honorable than the Cherubim and more glorious beyond compare than the Seraphim. Thee, who without defilement gavest birth to God the Word, the true Mother of God, we magnify Thee.


  1. I love the icon of the Nativity!
    Thanks, Terry, for reminding us of our Eastern brothers and sisters who are celebrating today.

  2. Aceman7:17 PM

    Christos Razdajetsja! Slavite Jeho!

    This is the Slavonic greeting that Eastern Christians use on Christmas and throughout the Christmas season. Translated is: Christ is born! Glorify Him!

    Best wishes to all who celebrate today on the Old Calendar! Thanks for acknowledging the Feast Terry!


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