The period of Great Lent is not a period to highlight religious or emotional extremes or superficial sentimentalities.
...dear ones, as we prepare to embark on our Lenten sojourn, let us be of good courage and turn our efforts away from satisfying the wants of the flesh and toward good deeds, to recognizing Christ in one-another – especially in those who are in need of our compassion – and let us commit our spiritual efforts toward receiving God’s grace.
This truth about the life in Christ, about freedom as love and love as freedom, is the cornerstone and assurance for the future of humankind. When we build on this inspired ethos, we are able to confront the great challenges of our world, which threaten not only our well-being but our very survival.
Source (AOB) Friday, December 22, 2017 Come, believers, let us see where Christ has been born. Let us follow where the star guides with the Magi, kings of the East. Angels sing praises there without ceasing. Shepherds abiding in the fields offer a fitting hymn, saying: Glory in the highest to Him Who has been … Continue reading Nativity Message from the Assembly Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America
Nativity Epistle of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine 2017-18 To the beloved Clergy and Faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church beyond the Borders of Ukraine and on her native soil, CHRIST IS BORN! By the grace of God, again this year we can celebrate the great mystery of … Continue reading Nativity Epistle