Saturday, December 16, 2006

Merry Christmas

It's almost time for Christmas. One would be hard pressed to see the signs of that here. There are no holiday lights or decorations, no “deck the halls” and such music on the radio, no TV specials, no last minute shopping, no gaily wrapped packages under fake (or real) trees, no countdown of shopping days left. You know, it's kinda nice. One does hear choir rehearsals for Christmas liturgies and people do wish each other Merry Christmas and folks travel long distances to be home for Christmas and New Year's. It is much easier to celebrate the real event of our Saviour's birth here. May your Christmas be peaceful and joyful.


  1. A very Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you Fr. Marc and to those you serve.

  2. I can't believe how far things have come since I visited in September. I also can't believe that I get to see you all again just ONE WEEK!!!!! Merry Christmas to all -- but I'll save the Happy New Year till we meet again... :-)

  3. The true spirit of Christmas prevails at Espwa! Peace.
    Steve Allen

  4. the true meaning of Christmas
    minus all the material things
    Peace and jOY TO ALL