Orthodox Thought for the Day


Saturday, January 7, 2017

O Come All Ye Faithful!

Christ is Born!  Glorify Him! 

Blessings to all the brethren who are celebrating the Nativity of Christ according to the Julian calendar today!  Please take a few moments to read this lovely meditation by Abbot Tryphon of the All-Merciful Savior Monastery on Vashon Island, Washington:  http://blogs.ancientfaith.com/morningoffering/2017/01/the-nativity/ 

Our Serbian Orthodox brethren in Kosovo are also celebrating Christ’s Holy Nativity today.  With heartfelt joy, I share news from Fr. Nektarios Serfes of the joy of the Decani (monastic) fathers who received $7,313.45 in recently collected funds to feed the Orthodox families with meat—pork roasts—for this feast.  Five thousand dollars went to purchase meat and the remainder to purchase firewood to warm the faithful Christians in the area—those in homes, in monasteries, and in schools.   

THANK YOU!  Those two words don’t seem much in and of themselves, but they are sent to us from grateful hearts in Kosovo on this precious and holy day.  Again, we have the witness that God does not forget His people but helps them through one another.   

Love in Christ,
Presbytera Candace

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