I won't have time to blog between now and Nativity, so I'll wish you and your family a blessed and joyous feast of the Nativity of our Lord!
All of creation rejoiceth in thee, O Full of Grace, the assembly of angels and the race of men. O Sanctified Temple and spiritual Paradise, the glory of virgins, of whom God was incarnate and became a child-our God before the ages. He made thy body into a throne, and thy womb He made more spacious than the heavens. All of creation rejoiceth in Thee, O Full of Grace. Glory to thee! ~ Hymn to the Theotokos