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TO ALL OF OUR ORTHODOX FRIENDS: A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
http://216.239.37.100/search?q=cache:WIk8fnsEbWkC:www.collegebaptist.org/sermon/12.23.01.html ^ | Matthew 2:1-12.

Posted on 01/05/2003 8:28:09 AM PST by Liz

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."

When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. "In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written: "'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.'"

Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him."

After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.

On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.

Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.

And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

Matthew 2:1-12.


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Merry Christmas.
1 posted on 01/05/2003 8:28:09 AM PST by Liz
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To: MarMema
Merry Christmas :))
2 posted on 01/05/2003 8:44:31 AM PST by a_Turk
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To: Liz
Sigh. Only the Orthodox churches that follow the old calendar celebrate Christmas now. The rest of us celebrate it on Dec. 25 like everyone else. And of course we have to explain that to everyone non-Orthodox every January 6.
3 posted on 01/05/2003 8:49:20 AM PST by Doug Loss
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To: Doug Loss
Not in Russia; they're celebrating the old style Orthodox calendar which makes Christmas on 7 January.
4 posted on 01/05/2003 9:07:54 AM PST by laconic
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To: Liz
Sretan bozic i nova godina!
5 posted on 01/05/2003 9:55:10 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: Liz; MarMema; don-o; All
A very Blessed Holy Christmas Day to all of the EO among us..
6 posted on 01/05/2003 10:12:49 AM PST by RnMomof7
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To: RnMomof7
Lovely Nativity scene.
7 posted on 01/05/2003 12:38:39 PM PST by Liz
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To: mountaineer
ZhelAyu tebe schaslIvovo NOvovo gOda!
8 posted on 01/05/2003 12:41:59 PM PST by Liz
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To: laconic; Doug Loss
Russian Christians in America also celebrate in January.
9 posted on 01/05/2003 12:43:13 PM PST by Liz
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To: RnMomof7
merry christmas
10 posted on 01/05/2003 1:03:50 PM PST by prognostigaator
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To: Doug Loss
When I was very young (I won't say what era), we would celebrate on the 25th and 6th though my mother had good reasons to explain why we only got a small token gift on "Little Christmas".

Nowadays, like all EO except my Russian brothers (and don't forget the Armeniens) we celebrate Christmas only on the 25th like everybody else. (Today is Holy Water day).
11 posted on 01/05/2003 2:28:04 PM PST by nevergiveup
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To: Liz
Nice post.
12 posted on 01/05/2003 5:13:09 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Liz; All
TO ALL OF OUR ORTHODOX FRIENDS: A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS

Yes,.....!!!

A VERY Merry and Blessed Christmas!

:-)

13 posted on 01/05/2003 7:47:44 PM PST by maestro
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To: Liz
Happy Christmas! May God's Blessings be upon all "Old Calendar" Orthodox Christians!
14 posted on 01/05/2003 8:50:16 PM PST by MikalM
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To: Howlin
So glad you liked the post.
15 posted on 01/05/2003 9:47:58 PM PST by Liz
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To: Liz
Merry Christmas!!!!
16 posted on 01/05/2003 10:16:14 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: RnMomof7; Liz
Where's Joseph?
17 posted on 01/05/2003 10:17:14 PM PST by KMJames
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To: KMJames; RnMomof7
The graphic posted looks like it might be an old woodcut. Perhaps it was one in a series?
18 posted on 01/05/2003 10:44:55 PM PST by Liz
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To: Brad's Gramma
Same to you.
19 posted on 01/05/2003 10:45:16 PM PST by Liz
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To: MikalM
A sacred Christmas to you.
20 posted on 01/05/2003 10:45:58 PM PST by Liz
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