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Merry Christmas!
« on: January 06, 2012, 12:15:58 AM »
Merry Christmas!
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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 12:22:03 AM »
Merry Christmas.

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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 12:58:03 AM »
Merry Christmas!  Great Vespers for Christmas Eve tomorrow night at my parish.  :)

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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012, 01:04:13 AM »
Christ is born! Glorify Him!
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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2012, 01:46:07 AM »
Քրիստոս ծնաւ եւ յայտնեցաւ։

Christ is Born and Revealed.

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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2012, 01:52:13 AM »
Ձեզ եւ մեզ մեծ աւետիս:

To you and us, the Good News. :)

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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2012, 02:49:56 AM »
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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2012, 02:58:51 AM »
Thank you Salpy for these photos.  Merry Christmas! 

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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2012, 03:53:20 AM »
unto us a Child is born...  :angel:

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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2012, 08:09:41 AM »
have a glorious feast!
('eid mageed' in arabic)
am very excited about going to church this evening!
may God bless u all wherever you are.
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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2012, 04:46:40 PM »
Merry Christmas!
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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2012, 04:54:24 PM »
A merry Christmas to you all!

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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2012, 05:19:17 PM »
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate at this time!
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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2012, 06:09:56 PM »
Blessed Feast of the Nativity to all!



Christ is born! Glorify Him!
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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2012, 06:14:04 PM »
С Рождеством!
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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2012, 06:27:14 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Enkwan Gena Aderesowt  Merry Christmas y'all :)

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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2012, 06:48:06 PM »
Beghol sekebe be azrekt teteblele
Beza kulu alem yom tewelde!

He slept in a manger, wrapped in swaddling cloth

The Redeemer of the world is born today!


Amman be Amman menkire sibehata lidetu!/ truly truly  its wondrous the Glory of  his Birth!

Enkuan leberehane lidetu aderesen-aderesachihu!/ Thanks be to God for he has made us all see the Light of His Nativity!
To God be the Glory in all things! Amen!

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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2012, 08:34:33 PM »
Hristos Se Rodi.......
Christ Is Born.....Indeed

A Blessed Nativity ,To All Our Oriental Orthodox Christian ,
Brothers and Sisters........Amen Amen
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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2012, 08:39:09 PM »
Christ is born! Glorify Him!
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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2012, 08:42:25 PM »
Christmastime is Here for Orthodox

Though coming 13 days after Gregorian calendar holiday, for many it's the most wonderful time of the year...

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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2012, 09:55:48 AM »
Nollaig shona daoibh!!

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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2012, 01:23:22 PM »
Merry Christmas! (since today, Jan 8, is actually the Feast of the Nativity in the Coptic Church this year, not yesterday... although all the churches celebrated on both days to avoid confusing people, repeating the readings each day)...

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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2012, 06:10:48 PM »
yes, there is a leap year this year in both the gregorian and coptic calendars, but the leap year's extra days are in september (coptic) and february (gregorian), so during the months in between we are out of synch.
so we celebrated on the old julian calendar saturday 7th jan (and friday evening as well!) and then we celebrated today on 29th kiahk, which usually falls on 7th jan, but this year is on 8th jan.

we have had Christmas continually all weekend!
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and i went to a priestly ordination today for the first time, which was a big blessing.
gotta go now and get some sleep; have found out it is actually possible to celebrate so much i am sleeeeeeepy...
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edit: david i, is that icon copyright? can u send me details if it is, coz i just copied it  :)
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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2012, 10:14:41 PM »
Quote from: mabsoota
and i went to a priestly ordination today for the first time, which was a big blessing.


Awesome! I've always wanted to go to one of those.   :)

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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2012, 04:26:39 PM »
biro,
if u ever get to go, get there half an hour before the service starts so u can sit somewhere where u can see!
please pray for the priest's family (and for him) while he is away in the monastery for 40 days.

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Re: Merry Christmas one last time!
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2012, 10:59:32 PM »
Since Armenians celebrate Christmas on January 6, those Armenians who are on the old calendar are getting ready to celebrate it now on January 19:

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While most have already finished celebrating Christmas, the Armenian Orthodox Church in Israel is just getting started.

Whoever said that Christmas only comes once a year obviously doesn’t live in Jerusalem. Thanks to a glut of Christian denominations confined in one small geographical space, Christmas comes three times in the Holy Land – more here than anywhere else in the world.

http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/2012/01/third-time-lucky/


It was discussed a couple of years ago here:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,25538.0.html

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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2012, 11:31:43 PM »
Merry Christmas!

P.S. Don't the Armenians in Jerusalem celebrate on January 26?
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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2012, 12:02:37 AM »
I've always heard Jan. 19.  But I guess we could have a really old calendar, and then it would be the 26th.   :D
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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2012, 12:20:10 AM »
Merry Christmas!

P.S. Don't the Armenians in Jerusalem celebrate on January 26?
No.  They celebrate on January 19th.  I was in Bethlehem for Armenian Christmas over the 18th/19th two years ago.  I think it ended up being like 9 hours of services, and we left early to make sure we could get through the wall and back into Jerusalem.  And barely did at that.

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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2012, 03:25:07 AM »
Merry Christmas!

P.S. Don't the Armenians in Jerusalem celebrate on January 26?
No.  They celebrate on January 19th.  I was in Bethlehem for Armenian Christmas over the 18th/19th two years ago.  I think it ended up being like 9 hours of services, and we left early to make sure we could get through the wall and back into Jerusalem.  And barely did at that.
Guess I remembered wrong from something I read a couple of years ago. 9 hours of services? How fun! I must do that sometime.
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Re: Merry Christmas!
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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2014, 03:42:30 PM »
Merry Christmas!
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« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2014, 05:02:29 PM »
Merry Christmas to all Oriental Orthodox and Old Calendarists!!! :) Truly, it is one of the most joyous times of the year!!

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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2014, 05:28:58 PM »
Christ is born! Glorify Him!

Happy Nativity!
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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2014, 05:29:48 PM »
Merry Christmas to all Oriental Orthodox and Old Calendarists!!! :) Truly, it is one of the most joyous times of the year!!

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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2014, 11:14:40 PM »
Merry belated Christmas , sorry just logged on today as yesterday i was fasting .

Blessings to all out Orthodox Apostolic brothers and sisters . may this year 2014 bring you health happiness .

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Glory to Jesus Christ!
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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2014, 10:17:06 AM »
Christ is Born!  Glorify Him!
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Re: Merry Christmas!
« Reply #38 on: January 08, 2014, 09:16:46 AM »
Christ is born! :-)
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