Christians in Romania on Saturday made their last preparations before the Nativity of Jesus, celebrated on December 25. On Christmas Eve, children in various areas of the country went caroling.
May the spirit of these Holy Holidays illuminate our souls, inspire us to help those who need support and bring us together, because only united we are stronger, President Klaus Iohannis said on Saturday in a Christmas message .
“Let us welcome the Nativity of the Lord with joy and faith – the joy of feeling close to our loved ones and faith in the saving power of compassion and solidarity. Merry Christmas and good health, dear Romanians”, is the message of President Klaus Iohannis sent on the occasion of Christmas.
“The Nativity of Jesus is the day when earth and heaven are one”, Patriarch Daniel of the Romanian Orthodox Church said in his Christmas address.
The Patriarch told Christians to pray also for Romanians living abroad, for those in the borderlands and in the Romanian Diaspora, in order to preserve the unity of faith and national identity.
“Despite all hardships, Christians have discovered solace and hope in Messiah, following the true light”, Roman-Catholic Archbishop Aurel Perca also said in his Christmas sermon, urging Christians to come closer to the Church, so that God’s love should make our world better, bringing hope, peace and joy.
In turn, Eastern-Catholic Archbishop Lucian urged faithful to pray for peace in our families and peace in crisis-ravaged Europe and peace to nations at war and the whole world.
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