Our Saviour, the Dayspring from the East, has visited us from on high, and we, who were in darkness and shadow, have found the Truth, for the Lord is born of the Virgin!
Today Christ is born of the Virgin in Bethlehem! Today He Who knows no beginning begins! Today the Word is made flesh! The powers of heaven greatly rejoice! The earth makes merry with men! The Wise Men offer gifts, the shepherds announce the wonder, and without ceasing we cry aloud: Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, good will to men!
To our beloved Hierarchs, Priests, Deacons, Monastics, Subdeacons, Readers, Brothers, Sisters, Catechumens, Seekers, Inquirers, and Friends in Christ our Newborn God and Lord:
Christ is born! Glorify Him!
On this holiest and most joyful of days, the Birth of Our Lord, God, and Saviour Jesus Christ, the Eternal and Only-Begotten Son of the Father, born today of the Ever-Virgin Mary in human flesh, we give thanks to the All-Holy Trinity for each and every one of you: our readers, writers, and followers; our Patrons who support us so kindly, and those who give generously to help us feed the homeless or to assist refugees and asylum-seekers everywhere; those who pray for us and those who do not; those who love us and those who do not.
We give thanks to God for all of you.
We pray unworthily for all of you, and earnestly implore your prayers for us. May our compassionate and tender-hearted Lord grant us every blessing of divine mercy and loving-kindness, today and forever.
May He grant us all to be together for all eternity, in Him and with Him, for He has not ceased to do all things for us until He had brought us up to Heaven and endowed us with His Kingdom which is to come.