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Сведения об образовательной организации Во исполнение постановления Правительства РФ № 582 от 10 июля 2013 года, Приказа Федеральной службы по надзору в сфере образования и науки от 29 мая 2014 г. № 785

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Christmas message from Father Vladimir Vorobyov, head of Saint Tikhon’s University

My heartfelt greetings for Christmas and the New Year!

I would like to wish you the assistance of God’s grace in your work and life. We all experience joys and sorrows, but today we are all united by the great shared joy at the birth, for our sakes, of the Lord Jesus Christ. As we again and again become partakers of this glorious solemnity, overcoming space and time in the God-inspired Services of our Church, and therewith the separation between us and the earthly Bethlehem, we give thanks to God for the marvel of His Incarnation, in which the Son of God came down to Earth in order to vanquish evil and death, and free us from our bondage to sin.

“The world lieth in wickedness”; here, there, and everywhere blood is spilt; everywhere war, enmity, and hatred rage; in all places the basest passions are boiling, while the propaganda of sin has become ubiquitous. Yet under the vaults of our temples, we live a joyous life, under the protection of the grace of God, delighting in our participation in the love of the Gospel. Is that not a great wonder? Like the youths who exalted God in the fiery furnace, we must glorify God on account of the Faith that has been given to us and the Church, for our unity with God and one another in the Divine Liturgy, for the joyful way into the Kingdom of God along which the Lord leads us.

“God is with us!” Could there be any greater celebration?

Let us live together with God, preferring eternal life with our Heavenly Father, for which the Lord Himself came down to us, to all the things of this corruptible world.

The Very Rev. Archpriest Vladimir Vorobyov

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