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Prayers for those Celebrating the Nativity
« on: January 06, 2011, 10:03:46 AM »
Please pray for those celebrating the Nativity of our Lord and Savior, especially for those in places where expressing the Faith is dangerous. Lord, have mercy.

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Re: Prayers for those Celebrating the Nativity
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2011, 12:35:56 PM »
Amen. I truly hope that our Coptic brothers under persecution by the servants of the Evil One get to enjoy the same peace and joy for this feast as our Russian and Serbian brothers, and those Greeks and people of other lands who celebrate this great feast of the Incarnation of the Lord with them.
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: Prayers for those Celebrating the Nativity
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2011, 12:58:40 PM »
Lord have mercy on all who are persecuted. For our brethren on the old calendar, Christ is Born!

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Re: Prayers for those Celebrating the Nativity
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2011, 01:00:11 PM »
There is a cry among Copts today:  "We are not afraid.  We will celebrate the Incarnation and Nativity of our Lord."

Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Prayers for those Celebrating the Nativity
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2011, 01:01:14 PM »
Prayers that all of my brothers and sisters who serve the Nativity according to the Old Calendar have a Blessed and Joyful Feast. Prayers especially for those of our brethren, especially the Coptic Orthodox, who are at such risk in celebrating under conditions that threaten their very lives.
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Re: Prayers for those Celebrating the Nativity
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2011, 01:40:41 PM »

Lord, have mercy!

May everyone freely rejoice in the incarnation of our Lord and Savior!

Christ is born!  Glorify Him!
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Re: Prayers for those Celebrating the Nativity
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2011, 01:47:41 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

Blessed and joyous Feast to all who celebrate!
Love never fails.