December 21, 2005

Apolytikion & Quote
  Be thou ready, Bethlehem, Eden hath opened unto all. Ephratha, prepare thyself, for now, behold, the Tree of life hath blossomed forth in the cave from the Holy Virgin. Her womb hath proved a true spiritual Paradise, wherein the divine and saving Tree is found, and as we eat thereof we shall all live, and shall not die as did Adam. For Christ is born now to raise the image that had fallen aforetime. -link
Christ assumed a human nature in order to show us how much he loves the human family. By becoming human, he could suffer; and by suffering, he could die; and by dying, he redeemed; and by rising from the dead, he became the source of our grace. - Fr. John Hardon

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