Posts about Nativity

The Sounding

Христос се роди! Ваистину се Христос роди! Christ is Born! Indeed He is Born!

The above words are the first words that Serbian Orthodox Christians use to greet each other during the Old Calendar Christmas. But, before and after those…

Jan 08, 2015
Orthodox News

Ecumenical Patriarch’s Christmas Message: Christ Conquers Violence and Evil through Love

+ BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church: Grace, mercy, and peace…

Dec 24, 2014
The Sounding

A Christmas Song that Blends East and West

Fr. Ivan Moody is a composer, conductor, and Orthodox priest. Currently Professor of Church Music at the University of Eastern Finland, his compositions…

Dec 24, 2014
Orthodox News

St. Ephraim the Syrian: On the Night of the Nativity

As we celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord, I’d like to share this beautiful poem by St. Ephraim the Syrian. ON THE NIGHT OF THE NATIVITY by St. Ephraim…

Dec 24, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

How Does Christmas Work?

For many people, Christmas comes every year as surely as the sun comes up. It’s like death and taxes – nothing could prevent it…or could…

Dec 23, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

What is Christmas without Christ?

Noted Orthodox scholar Fr. John McGuckin offers a fresh perspective on the chronic problem of celebrating an Orthodox feast amidst powerful secular influences….

Dec 23, 2014
Orthodox News

Nativity and Theophany Message from the Assembly Chairman

Be glad, you just, heavens rejoice, mountains leap for joy; Christ is born and the Virgin sits like the Cherubim throne carrying in her bosom God the Word…

Dec 23, 2014
The Sounding

Jesus was Born that He Might Die

In many European cultures, and in America too, singing and listening to carols is a well-loved Christmas tradition. And many Orthodox communities in the…

Dec 22, 2014
The Sounding

Journey to Bethlehem, Part 4

Read part 1, part 2, and part 3.  Our journey to Bethlehem through the images in St. Andrei Rublev’s Nativity finishes at the center—a center which…

Dec 21, 2014
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

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