Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy 5th Day of Christmas!

Christ is Born!
Yes, we are still celebrating with zeal - even today as I dig myself out of a mountain of laundry. It's been a wonderful Christmas spent with family and church family. It was amazingly stress-free and joyful, thank God!
Here is a really moving video of an Orthodox Christmas Hymn in Arabic. It's translated in English with subtitles and has lovely graphics. Our own Fr. Josiah sang it (in his gift of a voice) during Saturday's service, but in English. It gave me chills - I wish I had that for you to hear! Enjoy!

ETA: The hymn was actually on Christmas Eve Day - not Saturday. Holidays tend to mix me up.

And just for fun - my kiddos love this video! Turn it up!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year, as well as upcoming celebration of Theophany - the Baptism of our Lord!


Blogger Maria Nichole said...

I love most of Sufjans holiday music...I started playing his cd's after Thanksgiving. I get so excited about Christmas! I'm glad we get to celebrate for so long afterward, though I like to leave the tree up until it begins to collect dust (I usually take it down sometime in February:)

5:40 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Christ is Born!

6:50 PM  
Blogger Michelle M. said...

Oh my goodness! James looks like a BOY! Your kids are so beautiful!!

Christ is Risen!

8:12 PM  
Blogger tifandtheboys said...

Our Blessings to you too! your children are like shining stars- beautiful and bright! Our love to all of you.

10:45 PM  
Blogger A. said...

Merry Christmas! I can not believe how big James looks. Especially with Hannah bending down like that. Sounds like you are having a very blessed season.

10:47 PM  
Blogger Simply Victoria said...

thank you for that link to that hauntingly beautiful song.

10:58 PM  
Blogger Therese said...

Beautiful picture of the kids! They are growing so fast before our eyes. God bless you and Happy New year!

11:09 AM  

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