God Was Made Manigest in the Flesh
On Christmas, God was made manifest in the flesh (I Tim. 3:16), having been born a man, and having taken part in flesh and blood, inasmuch as mankind partakes of flesh and blood (cf. Heb. 2:14).
Christmas is celebrated by the Holy Orthodox Church as the day of the human birth of the Son of God grom the Most Holy Mother of God, which took place in a cave near Berhlehem in Judea during the reign of Caesar Augustus; at this time, both our Christian Church and history begin …