[ditty_news_ticker id="27897"] Christmas 2003 - Orthodox Christian Laity

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Source: Orthodox Church in America To the clergy, monastics, and faithful of the Orthodox Church in America, my beloved children in the Lord, Christ is born! Glorify him! At the Vigil for today’s feast, we sang with the words of St. Germanus of Constantinople: “Today the Virgin gives birth to the Maker of all. Eden offers a cave and a star discloses Christ, the Sun, to those in darkness” (second sticheron at the aposticha). In a supreme paradox, the created world today offers shelter to the one who contains all things in the palm of his hand. Coming among us…