If you have the time …
here are the Royal Hours of Christmas from our Cantor Institute.
It is worth reading the Scriptures that are given, as they show up in the services tonight, in Compline and the Divine Liturgy alike.
and when you have a chance, remember the suffering / persecuted/ restricted Christians of:
all Muslim states
Laos & Vietnam
Catholic Church, both open and underground
parts of India, especially Orissa
and many other places – in 103 countries, the majority of places where believers are persecuted, most are Christians (Pew Forum)
Today the Virgin comes to the cave, where she will give birth, in an way beyond understanding to the Word Who is in all eternity. Rejoice therefore, O universe!
The pregnant Theotokos, Dirbi monastery of Dormition in Shida Kartli, Georgia