it is not enough to celebrate Christmas

Posted by on December 23, 2016 in soul food | Comments Off on it is not enough to celebrate Christmas


“The Church prepares us for the Nativity by exhorting us to “bear fruits worthy of repentance” (Matthew 3:8)

Repentance begins with humility, contrition, tears and Confession, but it does not end there.  The fruit of repentance is love and forgiveness, peace and unity.”


“Holding fast to the law of love, let us embrace the intent of brotherly love, establishing peace with one another, and oneness of mind; for Christ the Giver of all peace is coming, bringing peace to all.”

Compline of the Forefeast-December 22


Father Vassilios Papavassiliou

Meditations for Advent; Preparing for Christ’s Birth