Christmas Message from Patriarch of Antioch and All The East
Reality of Christmas
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
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.
32 feet Christmas Star
was built by the Pallibhagam OCYM of St. Stephen's Orthodox Cathedral,
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
2010 by HE Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim