Beloved Brother in the Lord,
Happy Feast of the Nativity of Christ!
Once again we celebrate the birth of the One who, according to the Apostle Paul, was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you. (1 Pet. 1:18-20)
Peter emphasizes that “things into which angels long to look” (1 Pet. 1:12, ESV) are revealed to us today in Jesus Christ. It is a great honor and unspeakable joy for each believer to come to know and receive their personal Savior in the Child who was born!
Christmas is a wonderful celebration of the long-awaited fulfillment of the many prophecies, the day of the coming of the Messiah.
We are happy to send you our greetings for this great event and want to wish you strength, wisdom and love in serving God and His Church in the new year.
Igor Kuznetsov, Senior Presbyter (Bishop)