Friday, December 24, 2010

Christ is born! Glorify Him! Christmas 2010

"Come, let us greatly rejoice in the Lord as we sing of this present mystery: the wall that divided God from man has been destroyed; the flaming sword withdraws from Eden’s gate; the Cherubim withdraw from the Tree of Life; and I, who had been cast out through my disobedience, now feast on the food of Paradise: for today the Father’s perfect Image, marked with the stamp of His eternity, has taken the form of a servant. Without undergoing change He is born from an unwedded mother; He was true God, and He remains the same, but through His love for mankind, He has become what He never was: true man. Come, O faithful, let us cry to Him: 'O God, born of the Virgin, have mercy on us!” (Byzantine Rite)

Myself, Khouria Susan, and all the clergy and faithful of the Antiochian Catholic Church in America wish you a most blessed Christmas Day and Nativity season.

"May He who as born in a cave and lay in a manger for the sake of our salvation, Christ our true God, through the prayers of His most pure and holy Mother; of the holy, glorious, and all-laudable Apostles, of our holy and God-bearing Fathers and Mothers; of the holy and righteous ancestors of God, Joachim and Anna; and of all the Saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and loveth humanity." (Byzantine Rite)


Alice C. Linsley said...

Fr. Gregg, I hope you are well. I lost your blogsite and just found it. What are you doing these days? Have you moved?

FrGregACCA said...

Hi Alice. Good to hear from you. We have indeed moved. We are now on the edge of the SC Low Country near a little town called Moncks Corner. Still hoping and praying to return to East Tennessee later this year.

Everything going well with you?

Alice C. Linsley said...

I hope that God opens the way for you.

I'm fine, but grieving. My Mom died 2 weeks ago and this has been a time of adjustment. She had been debilitated for a good while and her dying was peaceful and painless. God has shown us great mercy in many small details. He is faithful!

I've bookmarked your blog so I can find it again easily. : )

Best wishes to you and your family.

FrGregACCA said...

Thank you, Alice, for your prayers and kind wishes. They are reciprocated.

With regard to your mother, Memory eternal!

You should get on Facebook. ;-)