Merry Christmas to my fellow Orthodox Christians who follow the old calendar!
I wish you well, and for today’s offering, I can do no better than to share Kristor’s message for the season on the Orthosphere: “Immanuel Sabaoth.”
When I sent the post to my friend Andrew, he responded by referring to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, where Ramandu corrects Eustace:
“In our world a star is a huge ball of flaming gas.” Ramandu replies,“Even in your world, my son, that is not what a star is but only what it is made of.”
May God grant us many more men like Lewis (and Kristor).
Thy nativity, O Christ our God,
Has shown to the world the light of knowledge;
For by it, those who worshipped the stars
Were taught by a star
To adore Thee, the Sun of Righteousness,
And to know Thee, the Orient from on high.
O Lord, glory be to Thee.”
Christ is born!