Posts about Nativity

The Sounding

Journey to Bethlehem, Part 3

Click to read Part 1 and Part 2 The Angels are rejoicing and proclaiming the Good News.  The Magi, journeying from afar, bear their gifts foreshadowing…

Dec 18, 2014
Generation ICXC

Fasting before Christmas? Really…REALLY?

Greetings in the Lord.  I want to welcome you to Generation ICXC, a new initiative that is pretty exciting!  Coming to this very spot, you will be able…

Dec 14, 2014
The Sounding

Journey to Bethlehem, Part 2

What shall we offer Thee, O Christ, Who for our sakes hast appeared on earth as man? Every creature made by Thee offers Thee thank. The angels offer a…

Dec 11, 2014
The Sounding

“What do you want?” vs. “Who are you?” (With a nod to Straczynski’s Babylon 5)

It is common for us to lament the commercialization of Christmas, complaining that we have lost the “reason for the season.”  I think this is true. …

Dec 11, 2014
The Sounding

Journey to Bethlehem, Part 1

About seven hundred years ago, St. Andrei Rublev or one of his disciples painted perhaps the most memorable and beautiful icon of the Nativity of Christ….

Dec 09, 2014
The Sounding

What is Christmas to You?

I went on a quest the other day to find out what Christmas truly was. From my usual sources, I got conflicting information. I could not discern if it was…

Dec 05, 2014
Living Traditions

December 6th Onward: Karavaki – Christmas Boats

As St Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors and the Greek navy – as well as students, merchants, pawnbrokers, and children – an old custom which…

Dec 05, 2014
Come Receive the Light

Keep Christ in Christmas

Are you struggling to keep Christ in Christmas? Has Santa Claus choked out the memory of St. Nicholas?  Today we speak with Carol Myers,a co-founder of…

Dec 04, 2014
The Sounding

The Gift of Time

It was last Spring, just after Pascha. A Sunday at the conclusion of Liturgy. Our priest was announcing the forthcoming daytime services for the next few…

Dec 03, 2014
The Sounding

Our Children Reveal Our True Priorities at Christmas

The Christmas season has arrived, and I find myself thinking about my most cherished memories from every Christmas prior. As a mom, I find it important…

Dec 03, 2014
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