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After my death our beloved Church abroad will break three ways ... first the Greeks will leave us as they were never a part of us ... then those who live for this world and its glory will go to Moscow ... what will remain will be those souls faithful to Christ and His Church. ~St. Philaret of NY






"Merry Christmas" ?

We are Orthodox.  We do not greet each other in the feast as the world does with "Merry Christmas".  We greet each other with, "Christ is born!"  And we Orthodox respond to that greeting with, "Glorify Him!"

Did you receive a "Christmas" greeting from an English-speaking monastery?  If so, then you are not the only one.  What did you think of that?

One bold response from a voice in the wilderness:

NO!
Christ is born.
We are not Roman Catholics