Be thou ready, Bethlehem, Eden hath opened unto all. Ephratha, prepare thyself, for now, behold, the Tree of life hath blossomed forth in the cave from the Holy Virgin. Her womb hath proved a true spiritual Paradise, wherein the divine and saving Tree is found, and as we eat thereof we shall all live, and shall not die as did Adam. For Christ is born now to raise the image that had fallen aforetime.
Yes, I know it is January 5, but it is concurrently December 23 on the Julian Calendar, and Monday will be December 25 – the Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! May the blessing of the Nativity of Our Lord come to you!