In the busy activities and luxury of Christmas we often tend to
forget that it is the feasti of the humbling down of Our Lord into
the human birth from a normal human virgin in Palestine.
There by He forsook all His glories in heaven and came down as a small child. He emptied himself for us that we may be saved. It is very important to remeber that. That is why a major part of our christmas liturgy is devoted to praise His humbling down. It says " The rich one who laid down as a poor in the manger of the animals in a cave" (X'mas
Let us stay at His manger with humbled hearts and adore him. Let us forsake our pride and egoism to follow His model. Then we ourselves will know what peace is and our families, church, society and the world itself will benefit from that divine peace of self-emptying.
I wish all the members that God bless us all with the divine joy and
peace during this X'mas and grant us a blessed new year.
With Love and Prayers
Vicar, St.Mary's Syrian Orthodox Congregation,