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Source: Orthodox Church in America Originally published on December 2, 2009, as part of the Life in Christ column. Celebration of Christmas, the Nativity of our Lord, invites us to look in a fresh way at the intimate relation that exists between the Incarnation of Christ and his “Second Coming” in glory. Too often Nativity is taken as a feast in and of itself, a family festival so deformed by the season’s commercial pressures that two of its major emphases, cosmic and eschatological, become lost in a haze of “good cheer” and tinsel. One way to recover those emphases is…