Happy Christmas

Nativity Scene icon by Fr Luke Dingman

“The Word did not become a philosophy, a theory or a concept to be discussed, debated or pondered. But the Word became a person, to be followed, enjoyed and loved!”

May the Father,
who has loved the eternal Son
from before the foundation of the world,
shed that love upon you his children.

May Christ,
who by his incarnation gathered into one
things earthly and heavenly,
fill you with joy and peace.

May the Holy Spirit,
by whose overshadowing Mary became the Godbearer,
give you grace to carry the good news of Jesus Christ.

And the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
be upon you and remain with you always.