Sunday, January 01, 2017

The Feast of the Circumcision 2017

He that was ineffably born of the Father as the Word without division or separation, and as God from God, abideth in unchangeable divinity, beareth the circumcision in the flesh. Wherefore, according to the Law, He that was above the Law, releaseth all from the curse of the Law, and hath granted blessing from above. Therefore let us praise and exalt His condescension that is good above all things, and with thanksgiving glorify Him, pleading that great mercy be given to our souls. (From Orthros of the Circumcision of the Lord.)

Greek icon of the Circumcision of Christ, mid-18th century.

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