“It is probably the most famous story in human civilization—and it is certainly the most beloved,” begins the Christmas message of Diocesan Primate Archbishop Khajag Barsamian. “The story of Christ’s Nativity strikes such deep, universal chords that we tend to assume it has always held a place in human consciousness.
“We can forget that the Nativity only took place at a specific moment in time—2,000 years ago—and was not widely known until years after it occurred. The evangelist St. Luke set down the details long after Jesus had grown to manhood, completed his ministry, and performed his miracles.
“Who was it, then, that first told this beautiful story?”
Click here to find the answer—and to read the rest of this year’s Christmas message.