2005-12-27 13:39:00

Message of Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad to the heads of non-Orthodox Churches celebrating Christmas on December 25 according to new style

I wholeheartedly greet you with the radiant and joyful feast of the Nativity of Christ. On these days, when we solemnly recall the coming into the world of the Only-begotten Son of God, the Prophet Isaiah' words resound with a new force: 'For to us a child is born, to us a Son is give' (Is 9:6). This was indeed a salutary news, as the Incarnate Lord 'gave power to become children of God' (Jn 1:12) to all who believe in Him.

I cordially wish you abundant grace from the Infant God, good health and God's help in all your good deeds.

With love in the Born Christ,

Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad
Chairman Department for External Church Relations Moscow Patriarchate
Nativity of Christ