The Feast of the Nativity of Jesus is one of the most joyful days of the Orthodox Church. It ranks next to the greatest holiday, the Resurrection of Jesus. The Feast of the Birth of Jesus is also known as the "Incarnation of Christ." This means that Jesus became a man and came into the world to save us. We also refer to this joyous feast as Christmas.
1. The icon
of the Nativity stresses the importance of the Theotokos, the Mother of Jesus.
2. The Christ Child, seen here in swaddling clothes, lies in a manger guarded by the ox and donkey.
SIZE: 7 3/16" x 10 3/8"