Peace and Joy to all of you near and afar, to all our Church Faithful, to all who have the opportunity to hear about the Birth of the Newborn Savior, the Messiah, the King of Kings, the Lord and God, the Prince of Peace!
Dear brothers in the Episcopate, priests, deacons, and all my beloved brothers and sisters! This, the Holiest Night of Nights, and the revelation of God's so carefully crafted plan of Salvation History that the Son of God shall appear to the world. His coming was not the glamor that one finds in the palaces, his birth was not even in a home, it was in deep poverty of a manger. God showed the world that he is coming into HIS own poor and yet free from all the obsession of a world that is engulfed in so many self-fulfilling prophecies with so much destruction through wars and social injustices.