it is not enough to celebrate Christmas

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“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.”

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“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

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Father Vassilios Papavassiliou

Meditations for Advent; Preparing for Christ’s Birth