Saturday, 24 December 2005

Combating the Passion of Vainglory 5 — The Example of our Saviour

The Virgin today gives birth to him who is beyond essence, and the earth brings forth the cave to the Unapproachable. Angels with shepherds sing hymns of glory. Mages, then, journey with a star. For on our behalf is born a new Child, God who is before the Ages.
(Kontakion of Christmas)

God came down from the heights of heaven to a cave; the Virgin held in her hands the Word of God incarnate and gave him suck. Who can betray this God by being vainglorious in his behaviour?

A Merry Christmas to all.

Orthodox Monk

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