Christmas 2015 – Christmas of Hope
The second Christmas,
My People and my Church
As Joseph, Mary, Jesus..in Bethlehem, in Egypt
Refugees in foreign lands,
Nearby or far .
Away from their homes, their green fields.
Their churches being empty or destroyed
They will pray under tents, caravans or in rented halls,
Their bells kept silent, their pastors exiled
They will pray silently, with tears, with nostalgia
Who will be transfigured in Hope .
Christmas 2015, Christmas of Hope
To all my people, to their friends nearby or far
To all who communicate to his Golgotha,
Who believes in his Liberation, his Resurrection!
+Basilios Georges Casmoussa
Former Archbishop of Mosul