2018 Nativity Encyclical

With every celebration of Christmas, the liturgical services of our Church recall in careful detail the Gospel story of the Nativity of Jesus Christ in all its various elements. Among the most beloved is the account of the “wise men from the East,” who came to pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews, as they referred to Him (Matthew 2:2). In Christmas pageants around our Metropolis, we enjoy always seeing the Sunday School children costumed in the robes of these mysterious visitors, as they re-enact their long journey to Jerusalem, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

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