His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius, and His Grace, Bishop Maximus, celebrated the festivities of the Nativity of Christ, in Astoria, New York.
His Grace presided for the Matins service, and then concelebrated with His Eminence for the Divine Liturgy.
In the evening of the feast, His Eminence visited the homes of parishioners where he spoke for a very long time about the spiritual life, answering the questions of the many thirsting Orthodox Christians who were intently listening.
Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
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