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The Feast of the Nativity According to the Flesh of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ

image All of us at the Antiochian Archdiocese pray that your journey through the holy Advent Fast towards the Great Feast of Nativity is abundantly blessed. Following are just a few of the many articles and resources for this season available at Antiochian.org.

What shall I offer you on your birthday in return for your infinite love?

I have neither gold nor silver, neither myrrh nor frankincense.

My house is without a roof.  I have no room for you; not even a manger.

My soul is even darker than the clouds of my passion.

My eyes are too dim to look beyond the horizon of myself.

Help me behold your bright star; "For in thy light we shall see light."

+ From "A Christmas Meditation," by Metropolitan PHILIP

Resources

Conciliar Media Ministries is offering a wide selection of wonderful Orthodox Christmas items on their online Christmas store.

A selection of Nativity icons can be found here.

Click here for an animated teaching of the meaning of the symbolism of the traditional Nativity icon. (Internet Explorer only.)

This Nativity homily by St. John Chrysostom is essential reading for the season.

Other Articles

Give the Gift of Truth

A Word on the Feast of Jesus Christ

Christmas Warfare

The Initiation

Origin of the Feast of Christmas

Christmas to an Eastern Orthodox Christian

On the Nativity of the Lord: Christmas Sermon by Metropolitan PHILIP

Merry Christmas - Later Not Sooner

Editor’s Note: Theologians and historians continue to debate the mysterious origins of the December 25 celebration of Christmas. For another perspective on this topic, we recommend this article from the ecumenical magazine Touchstone: Calculating Christmas.