Patriarchal Encyclical for Christmas

ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE
 BARTHOLOMEW

By the Mercy of God
Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome
And Ecumenical Patriarch

To the Plenitude of the Church
Grace, Mercy and Peace

From the Savior Christ Born in Bethlehem

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“Christ is born, glorify Him; Christ is on earth, exalt Him.”

Let us rejoice in gladness for the ineffable condescension of God.The angels precede us singing: “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will among all people.”

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