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December 30, 2013

The Christmas Tree of Virtues


On top it says:  

The Christmas Tree in the Courtyard of Karakalou Monastery

On the bottom it says:

In view of the Nativity of the Savior Christ ... if we need to decorate a Christmas tree, this would surely be the fruitless tree of our spiritual nakedness, which requires the needed decoration of the God-seeing, illuminating and incorruptible virtues...!

The tree is decorated with 40 ornaments of virtues, the top three being reverence for God, philanthropy and faith. It is then topped with the star of love.

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