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


Nativity Greetings to all from St. Edwards


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Archimandrite Alexis

Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 8:49 AM
To: Archimandrite Alexis

Thy Nativity, O Christ our God,
hath shined the light of knowledge upon the world;
for thereby they that worshipped the stars
were instructed by a star to worship Thee,
the Sun of Righteousness,
And to know Thee, the Dayspring from on high.
O Lord, glory be to Thee.

Greetings to all on the Saviour’s Nativity, and may the celebration bring you and the with you great spiritual joy, lighting your way in the months ahead.  We, in turn, ask the support of your holy prayers for our Brotherhood in the coming year.

In the love of Christ Jesus,

Fr Alexis and Brotherhood.

Saint Edward Brotherhood,
Brookwood, England

P.S. We confess we are being rather Scrooge-like this year, sending only an email.  There are many reasons for this.  Primarily we seem now to have so many more people to care for that our time is at a premium.  Then postal charges are now exorbitant, and we feel the costs would be better directed to charity.  And rather more negatively we receive so many cards on which people simply sign their names (sometimes illegibly) that the whole practice seems have become meaningless.  We have even received some cards which were simply printed and the envelopes with printed labels on them - this seems to be nearer to conveyor-belt concern, rather anything remotely resembling a heartfelt greeting.  So we are ducking out of a custom which appears to have over-reached itself! Forgive us.

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