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"What is the True Meaning of Christmas?"

Orthodox Christians ask this question along with everyone else, but our answers might be different. During America's favorite season of feasting, we fast, and our festal season culminates on Theophany, two weeks after most Americans' holiday is done. It may be a struggle to partake of the fullness of Nativity while still sharing in the warmth and fellowship of the Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions of our families. How do we embrace our Orthodox practice amidst the conflicting demands of our culture?

Through the resources in the sections below, we hope to provide food for thought and for the spirit throughout the fast, and a feast of good words as we celebrate the Feast of the Word's Birth in the Flesh.