Christ is born! ( 07.01.2005 )
Today, on the feast of the Nativity of Christ (Christmas), Metropolitan Nahum of Strumica celebrated Divine Liturgy in the church of Saints Methodius and Cyril in Strumica. At the Liturgy there were numberless devout people present, most of whom received Communion.
“The God-Child born today came and endowed us in the person of our least, most sinful brother to love and recognise Him, the encounter with our fellowman to be a test of the authenticity of our life in Him.
By God the Father sent Son of God granted us in the Church - that uncreated-created icon of the Holy Trinity - and through Her Holy Eucharist, to transform our existence, shaping our personal relationships in the likeness of that trinitarian 'as'.
That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me (Jn. 17:21).
Thus loving one another, let us be living and radiant icons of Theophany, eternal witnesses of the trinitarian graceful economy of salvation, revealed in the Person of the Godman Christ, in His risen Body - the Church and logosised heralds of the joyful tidings: Christ is born!” (Metropolitan Nahum of Strumica, “Homily from Eleusa”)