Today, in the Old (Julian) calendar, the Orthodox Church celebrates the Nativity of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Whereas Western Christmas was only two weeks ago, the focus of this day isn't Santa, isn't gifts or even family, as good as these things are - it's the glory and mystery of the Incarnation, of God Himself deigning to wear the mantle of humanity.

Today, Christ is born! Glorify Him!