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December 24, 2019

A Resource Page on the Nativity of Christ in the Church Fathers, Saints and Teachers


Orthodox Christmas Reflection (1)

Orthodox Christmas Reflection (2)

Orthodox Christmas Reflection (3)

Why Jesus Came Into the World

The Patristic Understanding of the Virgin Birth of Christ

Did Christ Have A Fallen Human Nature?

The Erythraean Sibyl and Her Prophetic Acrostic Concerning the Coming of Christ

All The Saints Gather To Worship The Incarnate God

Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus

Discourse on the Nativity of Christ (St. Gregory Thaumaturgus)

Saint Athanasius the Great

Why Did God Become Man? The Answer of St. Athanasios

Saint Ephraim the Syrian

St. Ephraim the Syrian's 100 Stanzas on the Nativity

St. Ephraim's Nineteen Hymns on the Nativity of Christ

St. Ephraim the Syrian on Christ's Divine and Human Natures

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem  
Saint Gregory of Nyssa 
Saint Gregory the Theologian 
Saint John Chrysostom 
Saint Epiphanios of Salamis
Saint Jerome

A Christmas Sermon of Saint Jerome

The 70 Weeks Prophecy of Daniel According to St. Jerome

Saint Leo the Great   
Saint Cyril of Alexandria  

Desert Fathers

Christ Came to Pass Through All the Ranks of the Priesthood

Kyros Panopolites

The Remarkable Christmas Homily of Kyros Panopolites

Saint Romanos the Melodist

The Christmas Kontakia of St. Romanos

Saint Maximus the Confessor

The Divine Economy According to Saint Maximos the Confessor

Why Jesus Had To Be Virgin Born - St. Maximus the Confessor Explains

Maximus the Confessor: "God Divided the Ages Wisely"

Saint Isaac the Syrian

Saint Isaac the Syrian on the Birth of Christ 

Saint John of Damascus

Saint Theodore the Studite

"On the Nativity of the Savior and the Vigorous Pursuit of our Ascetic Life" (St. Theodore the Studite)

Saint Symeon the New Theologian

The Word Became Flesh: The Inexpressible Mystery of Salvation (St. Symeon the New Theologian)

On the Incarnation of the Word (St. Symeon the New Theologian)

Saint Gregory Palamas

Homily on the Nativity of Christ (St. Gregory Palamas)

Bishop Theophilos of Campania

On the Incarnation of the Son of God

Saint Nikodemos the Hagiorite

St. Nikodemos Explains How We Came to Celebrate Christmas on December 25th

Archpriest Rodion Putyatin

Saint Theophan the Recluse

A Reflection on the Nativity of the Lord (St. Theophan the Recluse)

Saint John of Kronstadt 
Saint Chrysostomos of Smyrna
Saint Luke of Simferopol

Saint Nikolai Velimirovich

"Prologue" Reading for Christmas by St. Nikolai Velimirovich

The Christmas of a Lonely Woman (St. Nikolai Velimirovich)

Saint John Maximovitch   

Saint Justin Popovich

A Christmas Epistle by St. Justin Popovich

The Word Became Flesh: A Christmas Sermon of St. Justin Popovich

Papa Tychon the Athonite

Christmas With Papa Tychon

Saint Sophrony of Essex

The Incarnation as the Foundation of our Spiritual Life (Elder Sophrony)

A Christmas Card from Elder Sophrony Saharov 

Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyva

Saint Paisios the Athonite

Elder Paisios the Athonite on Christmas

Elder Paisios: On How We Should Celebrate Feasts

Saint Iakovos of Evia

When St. Iakovos of Evia Celebrated Christmas in the Forest

Saint Bessarion of Agathonos
Saint Ephraim of Katounakia

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi

Christmas 2008 With Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi

Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra