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  • Letter of Patriarch Raphael Bedros XXI Minassian to Armenian Caritas

    I assure you that you are all in my constant prayers. Seeking the abundant heavenly gifts of the Almighty Lord, we send you our patriarchal blessing with fatherly love.


    “Honorable brothers and beloved sons in Christ,

     

    Before the Holy Nativity, Christ and His earthly parents knocked at the doors of many and were rejected until they found a cradle in the manger of the cave.

     

    All the suffering, deprivation, and neglect that Christ endured is a reflection of all those who are suffering today, being rejected, and being deprived of their most important rights.

     

    Therefore, we urge the staff of Armenian Caritas to pass on the light of Christ’s Nativity and the radiant hope and joy to all those living in difficult conditions, because, even in deprivation, Christ gave us the hope of salvation and guided us to eternal life.

     

    Let us keep the Christmas light bright in the hearts and souls of all of us. May the warmth of the love of the baby Jesus melt the ice of our hearts, so that we can reach out to the needy and the weak, comfort the afflicted, and heal the wounds of their souls.

     

    Without the saving light of the Lord, the world would always be in the darkness of sin, becoming its captive. Christ was born to atone for the sins of this unbelieving world and to save souls.

     

    I assure you that you are all in my constant prayers. Seeking the abundant heavenly gifts of the Almighty Lord, we send you our patriarchal blessing with fatherly love.”