The Nativity and The Resurrection

All of the Orthodox Feasts are in one way or another connected to the Resurrection of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ.  St. Ephrem the Syrian writing in the 4th Century says:

“Two utterances that were different, have I heard from him, even this Isaiah.  For he said that a virgin should conceive and bring forth (Isaiah 7:14); and he said again that the earth should bring forth (Isaiah 45:8).

But lo! the Virgin has brought Him forth, and Sheol the barren has brought Him forth; two wombs that contrary to nature, have been changed by Him; the Virgin and Sheol both of them.

The Virgin in her bringing forth He made glad; but Sheol He grieved and made sad in His Resurrection.”

(Hymns and Homilies of St. Ephraim the Syrian, Kindle Loc. 1898-1901)

Icon Sale to Support Charity

Christopher’s Restaurant & Catering, 2318 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering, OH 45420, has for many years hosted a December Charity art sale.   All of the proceeds from the sale of the art on display in the Restaurant is donated by the restaurant to charity – this year to an Ohio prison ministry and to the Dayton YWCA women’s shelter.

This year the December art display was all icons painted by an Ohio prison inmate who is also an Orthodox Christian, having converted to Orthodoxy while in prison.

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The icons come framed and are of various sizes and prices.  Pictured here are a few of the icons available for purchase.

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For more information about any of the icons or to purchase one, contact Christopher’s owner, Chip Pritchard, at (937) 299-0089 or at chip@christophers.biz.

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If you have other questions, you can also contact Fr. Ted Bobosh at FrTed@StPDayton.org.

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The icons will be on display only for two more weeks.  So please visit the restaurant now to see the icons and make your purchase.  Thank you for supporting these ministries!

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