Dear brothers and sisters,
Blessed Theophany to all!
"Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters, and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to Me. Listen, so that you may live." From the Book of Isaiah, chapter 55.
Glorious, joyous, and blessed Feast of Christ's birth to everyone!
It was truly a celebration today - Liturgy with a full house and a festal meal afterwards. We partook of the Lord's table at the Holy Communion and of the earthly table, which we, as a community, prepared for each other.
С Рождеством Христовым!
Photos courtesy of Yuriy Paranyuk.
Some Christmas carols after the Liturgy: