The promise of the Old Covenant was understood only vaguely. But with the coming of the Lord, God's purpose was made clear. Therefore, joyously proclaim His birth.
A Voice From The Isles:
The Blessing on the Righteous
The Orthodox Church has always regarded the saints of the Old Testament as saints as much as any born after Christ.
Under the Grapevine:
Paradise Lost / Ella’s Story 6
60. Book 1: "Paradise Lost" from The Bible for Young People by Zoe Kanavas translated by Rev. Spencer T. Kezios (Narthex Press, 2005) (12.13 mins)
Book 2: Ella's Story: The Duchess Who Became a Saint…
Hearts and Minds:
The Word Became Flesh
Fr. John explains how all the Church's words are full of grace and truth—an example for us all as we celebrate the birth of the Word.