Come, let us greatly rejoice in the Lord, as we sing of this present mystery: the wall that divided God from man has been destroyed; the flaming sword withdraws from Eden’s gate; the Cherubim withdraw from the Tree of Life; and I, who had been cast out through my disobedience, now feast on the delights of Paradise: for today the Father’s perfect Image, marked with the stamp of His eternity, has taken the form of a servant.
Without undergoing change He is born from an unwedded mother; He was true God, and He remains the same, but through His love for mankind, He has become what He never was: true man. Come, O faithful, let us cry to Him: “O God, born of the Virgin, have mercy on us!”
Merry Christmas, those who are celebrate this night! And patience to all, who will be celebrate in January!
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Merry Christmas, friends, and may God richly bless you with an abundance of His Holy Spirit. Be sure to attend Church this Nativity.
- -Fr. John