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Christmas Special

Season's Greetings from baselios Church

Christmas Message from Patriarch of Antioch and All The East

Reality of Christmas Today
As the clock strikes midnight, everyone gathers around the Christmas tree to celebrate the holiday with joyful greetings and gifts. Time passes away swiftly with all the excitement. And once everyone is in bed, a few hours later, the alarm sounds. Itís time to go to church for Christmas service in the early morning. Why go? What happens anyway?

The Jesus of Christmas: Who was the baby in the manger?
So who was the baby in the manger? The answer to that question is the most important one in all history. For if Jesus was not who he claimed to be, his promise of eternal peace is empty. But if Jesus was who he claimed to be, then our lives can have no meaning without him.

Christmas - A Unique Festival of Message of Hope and Light
Every festival brings in its festive train a central message, and that exactly is the content and significance of the feast. Christmas brings the evergreen message of the arrival of the Son of God as one among us, to be with us for ever.

The Significance of Holy Campfire (Bonfire) or Fire pit Service as Part of Christmas Service
The Orthodox liturgy on Christmas is usually conducted in the silence of night and is designed in such a way as to attract anyone to it. It often creates in the minds of the faithful an inexplicable experience of the coming down of heaven to earth.

One Man's Advent Reflection
In Holy Tradition, with many local variations, the celebration of the Christmas season lasts for 12 days, from the Feast of the Holy Nativity until the celebration of the visit of the Three Kings or Wise Men from the East and the celebration of Christ's baptism in the Jordon.

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This 32 feet Christmas Star was built by the Pallibhagam OCYM of St. Stephen's Orthodox Cathedral, Kudassanad, Pandalam

My Reservations on Christmas Caroling
If everybody wants to have caroling which involves acts of pleasures before Christmas, what is the point in having a 'Lent' prior to Christmas.

A Wonderful Night: An Interpretation of Christmas by James H. Snowden
This classic book treats the various events and steps that led to the central wonder on the night that heard angels sing, and was starred with the Birth of Bethlehem. It interprets the story in terms of its significance today and invests it with poetic light.

Christmas message 2010 from the World Council of Churches General Secretary

Christmas Message 2010 by HE Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim

Delicious Holiday dessert: Upside Down Apple Fruit Cake See recipes for Christmas Cakes from around the world and other Christmas Goodies in our Cafe Section.

 

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