are a nationwide coalition of
Antiochian Orthodox Christian laity dedicated to the restoration of
canonical order in North America.
for the Nativity of Christ
Come, ye believers, let us see where
Christ was born. Let us follow the star whither it goeth with the Magi,
kings of the east; for there angels praise Him ceaselessly, and
shepherds raise their voices in a worthy song of praise, saying, Glory
in the highest to the One born today in a cave from the virgin
Theotokos in Bethlehem of Judea.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy
Why wonderest thou, O Mary; and why art thou astonished in thine inner
self? And she respondeth, saying, Because I have given birth in time to
a Son unbound by time; nor do I comprehend the manner of conception of
Him that is born. I have known no man; how then give I birth to a son?
For who hath yet seen a birth without seed? But since God willeth, the
order of nature is overcome, as it hath been written, Christ hath been
born of the Virgin in Bethlehem of Judea.
Both now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.
He that all containeth not, how was He contained in the womb? And He
that is in the bosom of the Father, how shall He be carried in the arms
of his Mother? Verily, all this hath been fulfilled as He Himself knew
and willed and was pleased to do; for He that is not carnal hath become
incarnate by His own choice; and He that is, hath turned for our sakes
to that which He was not, sharing our creation, yet inseparable from
His essence. Verily, Christ hath been born with two Natures, desiring
to perfect the heavenly world.