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Presentation of Christ | Temple and Church

The LORD said to Moses, “Consecrate to me all the first-born; whatever is the first to open the womb among the people of Israel, both of man and of beast, is mine.” (Book of Exodus, Chapter 15) According to the … Continue reading

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Russian Nativity Icon – the fuller story

As the “old calendar” feast of the Nativity is upon us (January 7), here is an Icon of the Nativity (Рождество Христово) from the city of Nizhny Novgorod, and dating from the second half of the 17th century. The icon tells a fuller … Continue reading

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The Nativity Icon

The most wise Lord comes to be born, Receiving hospitality from His own creatures. Let us also receive Him, That this divine Child in the cave may make us His guests In the paradise of delights! The Birth of Christ … Continue reading

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