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#420786 12/24/20 11:09 PM
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Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

Christos Raždajetsja! Slavite Jeho!


Prayers to all Forum participants and readers for a peaceful and holy Christmas!

Please let us remember to pray for one another, whether we are able to get to Church for the Christmas services or if we are isolating at home.

Merry Christmas!

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Glorify Him!!

Merry Christmas to all our brothers and sisters who use the Gregorian Calendar.

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Christ is born--Glorify Him!

For the first time in my life I am isolating at home; out of obedience to the Metropolis regulations and restrictions for those who have been knowingly exposed to COVID. In some ways, I feel as though I am a first-century leper.

I learned that I was exposed on Monday morning when my wife's test came back positive. She has been hospitalized since the evening of the Sunday of the Genealogy. The first couple days were rough; while she never required intubation she did need a very high flow of oxygen, which is now being gradually reduced. Discharge home will likely follow in a couple of days, according to the doctor.

So Royal Hours, the Vesperal Liturgy, and the Festal Orthros were all spent separated from both spouse and community, read as Reader services before our Icons. Christmas dinner will be a Marie Calendar's turkey meal heated in the oven.

But in spite of it all, there is joy that "God so loved the world"!

Peace on earth, goodwill to all!

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Christ is Born!!

Tom,

Prayers for your wife and all those impacted by this dreaded virus. I just learned of an uncle who has been hospitalized since Tuesday suffering from it.

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Christ is Born!!

Tom,

Prayers for your wife and all those impacted by this dreaded virus. I just learned of an uncle who has been hospitalized since Tuesday suffering from it.

Bob

Glorify Him!

I share with you the same prayerful sentiments. May all our threads be merry and bright; and may all our posts be polite. A blessed New Year to all!

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Merry Christmas if you have already or will be celebrating next week. Hope you and your loved ones are healthy and that we may all put 2020 behind us!


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