When the Virgin gave birth to the Transcendent One,
And the earth offered a cave to the Unapproachable One;
When angels with shepherds glorified Him,
And wise men journeyed with a star;
When for our sake the eternal God was born as a little Child,
He said to those who love and worship Him,
“I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me to drink.”
We greet you with spiritual joy on this, the first day of the Nativity Fast, as we begin our ascent through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving to the heavenly Bethlehem, there to become one with His deified flesh and blood who became one with our mortal flesh and blood in the earthly Bethlehem. Pray for us during this holy season of repentance, as we offer our unworthy prayers for each and every one of you whose name, place, and needs are known to our compassionate God.
On the Eve or the Day of our Lord, God, and Saviour’s Birth, a small group of us—adults and children—will set out to deliver cash into the hands of the homeless men and women we meet up and down the streets of downtown Toronto. Many of them will be spending our frigid, late December nights out of doors. The money we give them will allow them not only to fill their bellies and bring joy to their souls, but also to come in out of the cold for a while.
Can you help us?
Whether you give $5.00 or $50 or $500, the God of love who came down from heaven as a Newborn Child and dwelt among us sees your generous heart and blesses your intention.
Visit our GoFundMe page to make a contribution.
See our report from last year’s campaign.
Please share this widely with all your email and social media contacts.
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