Potholes on the Way to Bethlehem: Navigating the Stress of the Nativity Season

This webinar from the Center for Family Care discusses the stress of the Nativity season and how to navigate the potholes.

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Additional Articles and Resources on Advent and the Nativity Additional Articles and Resources on Advent and the Nativity

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    2017 Byzantine Christmas Concert in Honor of Archbishop Demetrios

    Musicians: Choirs and Chanters

    A Byzantine Christmas Concert Honoring Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, Celebrating his 50 Years as a Bishop at Merkin Concert Hall, NYC on December 2, 2017. Performers included the Archdiocesan Women's Byzantine Choir of St. Kassiani, the Archdiocesan Youth Choir, and the Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir. Read More

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    Celebrating the Nativity as a Family

    Families

    As we enter into the season of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’s Nativity, we pray that our hearts would be fitting mangers—containing the Christ Child to experience the true joy and peace that comes from His birth. Christ is Born! Glorify Him! Read More

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    Christmas - Exploring the Feasts of the Orthodox Christian Church

    Video

    In this video, we explore the significance of Christ’s birth, as God becomes flesh. We also explore the various traditions through which the Orthodox Church continues to celebrate the great event. Read More

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    For to Us a Child Is Born

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    Unwrap the story of Christ’s birth to reveal the fullness of the Incarnation behind the “Christmas story” of pageants. This full-color zine from the Department of Religious Education begins with the Annunciation and then follows the seasonal calendar through the Nativity, Theophany and the Presentation of the Lord. Read More

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    Hymns of Nativity

    Audio

    Listen to the Hymns of Nativity Read More

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    Let Us Live Orthodoxy

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    Let Us Live Orthodoxy is a six-volume series by Georget Photos. This series is a hands-on approach that leads young people to understand and respect the traditions of the Church, enabling them to actively include these traditions in their lives. Read More

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    Nativity of Christ Brochure

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    The brochure reminds us what the Feast of Christ's Nativity means to us as Orthodox Christians and encourages us to remember Christ during the Christmas season. Read More

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    Preparing for Our Lord's Nativity

    Center for Family Care

    Learn the history and hymns of the feast of our Lord's nativity and how a family can prepare to celebrate the feast. Read More

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    Preparing for the Nativity

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    The Internet School of Orthodox Studies Fall 1998 series of 90 minute educational classes are intended to be examination of the Old Testament prophets, as well as the hymns and prayers of some of the feasts of the Church. This series is presented by Rev. Dr. Frank Marangos. Read More

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    Stewardship: Adoration of the Magi

    Stewardship Ministries

    The Magi offer gold - an offering of obedience to the King; frankincense - bringing worship and reverence to God; and myrrh - an offering to the human nature of Christ. Their offering reminds the faithful that we too must present our gifts to the Lord. Read More

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    Stewardship: The Flight Into Egypt

    Stewardship Ministries

    Christian Orthodox Stewardship is our opportunity to support the sacred mission of our Church. The Church is not a single parish, but the local Diocese, the Archdiocese, the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and the National Ministries we are developing. It is our privilege to preserve the Faith with the giving of our Time, Talents, and Treasure. Read More

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    Stewardship: The Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

    Stewardship Ministries

    All creation has acknowledged the Birth of the Redeemer of Humankind through the act of stewardship. We, too, must offer our Time, Talents, and Treasure so that His Church may truly glorify Him and confess: Christ is Born! Read More

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    The Icon of the Nativity: Images Foretold by the Prophets

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    These resources explain the theology and symbolism depicted in icon of the Nativity of Christ. Read More

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    The Tree of Jesse: A Traditional Lesson Plan

    Department of Religious Education (DRE)

    The Tree of Jesse: A Traditional Lesson Plan, by Fr. Andrew George, is an advent activity for home, groups, or church school. Read More

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    What are the 12 Days of Christmas?

    Epiphany

    With the selection of Dec 25 to commemorate the Nativity of Christ, there was a 12-day period from the one major celebration to the next major observance. Thus, we have the '12 days of Christmas' that bridge the birth with the baptism and it became a festal period of time of great joy and celebration. Read More

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