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Christmas 2022

Blessed be the Child 

 

Blessed be the Child Who today delights Bethlehem.
Blessed be the Newborn Who today made humanity young again.
Blessed be the Fruit Who bowed Himself down to our hunger.
Blessed be the Gracious One Who suddenly enriched all of our poverty and filled our need.
Blessed be He Whose mercy inclined him to heal our sickness.

Hymn 3 – Ephraim the Syrian

Dear Folks,

The year 2022 has been a busy one for me. In my spare time, I continue to write articles for the OrthodoxBridge. I hope to post these articles in the near future. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Robert Arakaki

Christmas 2021

What Shall We Offer You, O Christ?

The Real Meaning of Christmas – The Spirit of Christmas – Orthodox Christmas Hymns – Novo Scriptorium

 

What Shall We Offer You, O Christ?

Who for our sake has appeared on the earth as a man?

Every creature which You have made offers You thanks.

The angels offer You a song.

The heavens, their star.

The wise men, their gifts.

The shepherds, their wonder.

The earth, its cave.

The wilderness, the manger.

And we offer You a Virgin Mother.

O Pre-eternal God, have mercy on us!

(Vespers of the eve of the feast of the Nativity)

 

Dear Folks,

2021 has come and gone like a blur.  Although I’ve been busy with other things, I remain committed to this blog. I have been preparing articles that I hope to upload in the near future.  Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Robert Arakaki

 

 

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Christmas 2019

 

Today the invisible Nature doth unite with mankind from the Virgin.

Today the boundless Essence is wrapped in swaddling clothes in Bethlehem.

Matins – Sunday After Christmas

 

Dear Folks,

2019 has come and gone like a blur.  Although I’ve been busy with other things, I remain committed to this blog.  Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Robert Arakaki

 

 

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