By Fotis Kontoglou
The spiritual joy and heavenly healing that the Christian has felt since Christmas, can not feel it, in any way, whoever celebrates it monacha as a moving habit, which Einai tied more with the usual joys of the world, with the Winter, with the snow, with the hot fireplace.
Only the Orthodox Christian celebrates Christmas spiritually, and from the soul Tou pass hallowed feelings, and warm it with some warmth paradoxical, which comes apo A and world, the warmth tou of the Holy Spirit, during the Thad he says: «Holy Spirit Pass Soul Zwoytai, and Ypsoytai, brightens the Trinitarian monodi, Hieromkrifias. ”
Soul and body are celebrating together.They feel divine eufrosine. This divine feeling is unknown to anyone who is far from Christ. The heart of the Christian, these holly days, is full of the fragrance of holly hymns, full of a spiritual photochysia, that covers all the creation, mountains, sea, every rock, every tree, every stone, every creature. Everything is sanctified, all are celebrating, all are rejoicing, all nature is “as an olive tree full of olives in the ecclesia of God”.
No one feels in his heart such joy, only the one who loves God and who lives the days of his life with God, because no other except Him can give such joy, such peace, as the logos witch the Lord said in the Last Supper: “I give you My own peace, I do not give you the peace that the world gives”.
The Joy of Christ and Peace is different from the joy and peace of this TOU world. For this reason, the man who rejoices to go to ecclesia, to drink from this Immortal fountain of true joy and peace, says together with David: ” Sent o Lord, Your Light and Your Truth; They drive me to go to your holy mount and unto Your scenes; and go in to the sacrificial altar of God, to the God who is rejoicing my youth. ”
Let us celebrate loipon and ye, my brethren, the birth of Christ “in spirit and truth, in Psalms and Imnois and Odais spiritualist”, and then the other “Prostethisetai imine”, donkey are, are the Chara of the house, the family, the nature, the Synanastrofis, of pure amusement, because everything will sweeten the love of Christ, and warm them the warmth of who is the giver of life.
Mega lesson of humiliation is for us, my brethren, ē birth of Christ. Where was he born? In a Manger, in a pachni can we say better, to feel deeper the untold condescension of God, because the ancient words make it look in our eyes rich and the poorest things. His mother, the Virgin Mary, far from her home, a foreign into a place, went and gave birth to him in a corral. The ox and the donkey warmed him with their breath. A few of them were shepherds. The amnos of God acconted together with the new born lambs, who came to the world to save Man from the Curse of Adam. Who human was born with more humiliation?
Saint Isaac of Syros writes, in his word for humility, home of following exquisite words: “I want to open my mouth, my brethren, and Crow for the Ypsili affair of humility, and I am full of fear, like that man who knows that he donkey speak for God. For humility is stoli of divinity. For the word of God who became human, Ayti dressed, and came into connection with us with it, taking a body like ours. And whoever dressed her, Alithina became similar to him, who descended apo his height, and who covered the areti of his greatness and his glory with humility. And auto was made to avoid the burning of the building apo its thoras. Because the building couldn’t look at him if he didn’t take a part of Ayti (the body), so he talked to her. He covered his greatness with the flesh, and Ayti came into connection with us, with the body that Peridis apo the Virgin and Theotokos Mary. So, by seeing him, we are apo our genus and how he speaks to us as a human, not to spook apo his thoras. Therefore, whoever wears the stoli worn by the Mason (Diladi humility), Christo himself is dressed. ”
The manger is the Tapeini heart, which Monacha Ayti goes and is born Christ.
Our Ecclesia is full of Light in winter darkness, celebrating the birth of the Lord. Apo in her is a supernatural ymnwdia, like the one that the Angels were chanting on the night the Lord was born, “the Sound of Katharos celebrations”. […]