Tonight, millions around the world are celebrating the birth of Christ in the Eastern tradition, including my brothers and sisters in the Coptic Church. For us, it is a solemn night, one that is filled with concern as the usual carefreeness of the Feast has been recently dampened by recent events. As I said in my previous post on Christmas, there is an ever present Emmanuel, God is With Us, this very night. And I wish my brothers and sisters peace, courage, and forgiveness, during these troubling times.
Here is a great slideshow from the BBC: