Christ Nativity- Bozic

Posted on: Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

                 Indeed, beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, let us glorify the One Who for our sakes has this day become like one of us, in every respect excepting sin, and let our minds be carried away with spiritual joy to the cave in Bethlehem, where the Virgin gives birth to Him Who is beyond all thought, beyond all comprehension, beyond all understanding — indeed the Highest Being.

Today, we hear the hymns of the Angels and the praises of the Shepherds who gather around the cave in wonder and amazement.

Today, we stand in awe at the majesty of our God's humility; for He has become for us and for our salvation a new born child, He Who is the Pre- Eternal God. He Who is the Same yesterday, today and forever offers Himself through our own humanity, that He may prepare us for the Kingdom of Heaven, when He shall come a second time, in order to judge the living and the dead.

He is the source of all that we need and all that we truly desire in the inner person, if we will only receive Him; receive Christ as the "Little Child" Who will lead us in His way and in His paths of righteousness and truth. The jour­ney does not end at that cave; it only begins! Let us find our way there again and again, to receive Christ from the Vir­gin as we receive the Eucharist from the Church, and begin anew our journey to God and to His Heavenly Kingdom.

My dear brothers and sisters, today we are all filled with the Christmas joy which comes from the faith that God has been born into the world. However, our joy must expand and spread, so that each year it embraces new thoughts and events and brings them into the joy of Christmas, in order that the mystery of the Incarnation may grow fuller and fuller each year until the end of time.

The time to make ready for Christmas is now during the Advent season and not put it off like a chore that we forget to do.

Let us prepare ourselves with prayer, good deeds. Confession and Holy Communion so that once again, the Christ Child can enter our hearts with peace, love, and justice, and Christmas can mean something more to us.

So when Christmas Eve arrives this year, may you hear the Angel’s proclamation that “Christ is Born.” Not only hear this great and glorious proclamation, but really feel it within so it can show without.

  My you have a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year, and may the Grace of God be with all of you.

   PEACE FROM GOD! CHRIST S BORN! 

With Christ’s loveVery Rev.  Stavrophor  Dane Popovic

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Hristos se Rodi! Slavimo!
   

Zaista draga braco i sestre u Hristu, proslavimo Onog Koji je zbog nas postao kao jedan od nas u svakom pogledu izuzev greha. Neka se nase misli presale sa duhovnom radoscu u Vitlejem gde Djeva radja Onoga koji je iznad svega, koji prevazilazi nasa shvatanja—zaista najuzvisanije bice.
    Danas cujemo himne andjela i hvale pastira koji se okupise u pecini u cudu i divljenju.
    Danas stojimo zadivljeni Bozjom prirodom jer se Hruistos radja za nase spasenje, On koji je pre vecnosti. On koji je isti juce, danas i zauvek daje sebe da bi nas pripremio za carstvo nebesko i dan kada ce On doci po drugi put kao sudija zivima i mrtvima. 
    On je sve sto nam je potrebno za unutrasnji mir, samo treba da Ga prihvatimo, primimo Hrista ko “malo dete” Koji ce nas voditi svojim putem, Svojim putem pravde i istine. Ovaj put se ne zavrsava u pecini; nego tu pocinje! Opet i opet, pronadjimo put do tamo, ponovo prihvatimo Hrista od Djeve rodjenog, kroz Evharistiju u crkvi, kroz novi put do Boga i Njegovog Nebeskog Carstva.
    Draga braco i sestre danas smo svi ispunjeni Bozicnom radoscu koja dolazi kroz veru da se Bog rodio u svetu. Nasa vera treba da raste i da se siri, tako da svake godine predstavlja novu nadu i novi dogadjaj i unosi ih u radost Bozica, kako bi tajna ovaplocenja uzrastala sve punijom i punijo kroz godine do svrsetka sveta. 
    Sada je vreme da se pripremimo za Hristovo rodjenje za vreme posta i ne ostavimo to sa strane kao  da smo zaboravili da uradimo.     Hajde da se pripremimo sa molitvama i dobrim delima. Ispovest i Sv. Pricesce su nam potrebni da bi se ponovo rodjeni Hristos uselio u srca nasa, sa mirom, ljubavlju i pravdom i jedino tako ovaj praznik moze imati posebno znazenje za nas.
    Sa zeljom za sve vas, da  ovog Bozica cujete andjelsku objavu: “HRISTOS SE RODI” i ne samo da cujete ovu poruku nego da je osetite u dusama vasim. Neka vam je Bogom blagosloven Bozicni praznik i Srecna Nova godina  i neka Blagodat Bozja bude sa svima vama.
        MIR BOZJI! HRISTOS SE RODI!
    Sa ljubavlju Hristovom  -Protojerej Stavrofor Dane Popovic
   
     DARUJTE VASU CRKVU BOZICNIM POKLONOM

        Ko crkvi daruje Bogu  pozajmljuje