Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
Beloved in Christ, dear Brothers and Sisters!
The Son and Word of God was not incarnate, did not speak to us, did not work miracles, simply so that we would become decent members of society or find a measure temporal happiness or magically live forever. The Word became flesh with the aim of restoring Adam and Eve, who before their redemption abode in misery, whose very nature had been perverted.
Reverend Fathers, Venerable Monastics, and Pious Faithful
Christ is born! Glorify Him!