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45 Posts tagged Feast of the Nativity

January 5, 2016

Festal Letter for the Feast of the Nativity 2016

In every major Feast of the Lord, our father in Christ, His Grace Bishop Serapion, issues a Festal Letter to congratulate his children on the Feast and lift their minds to the important meanings therein. Festal Letter for the Feast of the Nativity 2016 …

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January 4, 2016

Excused Absence Letter for Feast of the Nativity

Fr. Moses Samaan

In response to the request of many parents for an official letter outlining the Coptic Orthodox tradition of celebrating Christmas, the Feast of our Lord’s Nativity, on January 7, Fr. Michael Fanous has prepared the following letter that may be signed …

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December 10, 2015

The Joy and Wonder of Kiahk

During this holy month of Kiahk in the Coptic Orthodox Church, we commemorate the events that led to the transformation of the world through the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are called to be attentive and faithful during this time as we see the F …

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January 5, 2015

Festal Letter for the Glorious Feast of the Nativity 2015

My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, Christ is born, let us glorify Him! Christ is from heaven, let us go and meet Him! Christ on earth, let us exalt Him! It is my pleasure to wish all of you a blessed Feast of the Nativity of our Lord, …

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January 5, 2014

Festal Letter for the Glorious Feast of the Nativity 2014

Fr. Moses Samaan

My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, It is my pleasure to wish all of you a joyous Feast of the Nativity of our God, Lord, and Savior Jesus Christ, Who came to our world to save us from bondage to sin, to rule over our hearts, and to he …

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January 5, 2013

Papal Letter for the Glorious Feast of the Nativity 2013

Fr. Moses Samaan

I congratulate you my dear beloved children on this blessed Christmas, wishing you the blessings of joy, richness and peace in your life, work, and families from the Holy Born Baby in the manger – blessings. May all Christmas celebrations find you fill …

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January 2, 2013

Festal Letter for the Glorious Feast of the Nativity 2013

Fr. Moses Samaan

My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, It is my pleasure to wish you a Blessed Feast of the Nativity, in which we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Who was incarnate for our salvation. The Birth of Christ is a new b …

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January 7, 2012

Festal Letter for the Glorious Feast of the Nativity 2012

Fr. Moses Samaan

My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, It is my pleasure to wish you a Blessed Feast of the Nativity of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ and a joyous New Year. This past year was deeply tinted with the blood of our martyrs in Alexan …

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January 7, 2011

Festal Letter for the Glorious Feast of the Nativity 2011

Fr. Moses Samaan

My Beloved, the Blessed Children of the Holy Church, I start my message with the same words that St. Gregory the Theologian started his sermon for the Feast of the Nativity in 380 A.D., “Christ is born, glorify Him. Christ from heaven, go out to meet H …

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January 6, 2011

Papal Letter for the Feast of the Nativity 2011

Fr. Moses Samaan

My beloved children in the lands of immigration, both clergy and laity. Peace to you and grace. My congratulations for the Feast of Nativity of our Lord, to Whom is Glory. Be all well, shepherded by God who keeps you. May we hear all good about you. Ma …

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January 5, 2011

Nativity Discourse

Fr. Moses Samaan

We behold now a great and wondrous mystery. Shepherds with cries of joy come forth as messengers to the sons of mankind, not on their hilly pastures with their flocks conversing and not in the field with their sheep frolicking, but rather in the city o …

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December 14, 2010

The Promise to Abraham Fulfilled in Christ

Fr. Moses Samaan

Therefore Abraham also, knowing the Father through the Word, who made heaven and earth, confessed Him to be God; and having learned, by an announcement [made to him], that the Son of God would be a man among men, by whose advent his seed should be as t …

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