CHRISTMAS PASTORAL LETTER
Pastoral letter of the Permanent Conference of the Ukrainian Orthodox Hierarchs Beyond the Borders of Ukraine on the approaching feast of Nativity of our Lord. To the venerable clergy, monastics and faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Beyond the Borders of Ukraine and to our brothers and sisters of the faith in Ukraine. Beloved brothers and sisters: Christ is born! “Do not be afraid…” These are the words of the angel to the shepherds when he announces that a Savior has been born for us. “Do not be afraid” is also the greeting the angel gave to Zechariah in announcing the birth of John the Baptist and to the Mother of God in announcing the birth of Jesus.