Merry Christmas from the nuns of Christ the Bridegroom Monastery!
"Bethlehem has opened up Eden for us. Come and let us see the delights that we have found there in secret. Come and let us gather the fruits of Paradise that are within the cave. There, the unwatered Root has manifested itself, and it has sprouted forgiveness. There, the undug Well, of which David yearned to drink, is found. There, the Virgin, who gave birth to the infant, immediately quenched the thirst of Adam and David. Therefore, let us hasten to the place where the young infant, the Eternal God, is born."
(Ikos from Matins of the Nativity of Our Lord)