Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada marking the celebration of Christmas by Eastern Catholic and Orthodox ChristiansPublished Posted on | By TZTA News
January 7, 2015
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the celebration of Christmas by Eastern Catholic and Orthodox Christians according to the Julian calendar:
“Today, I extend my very best wishes to Eastern Catholic and Orthodox Christians in Canada and around the world celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
“Christmas is one of the most sacred feast days for Christians, a special time of year with many important traditions when family and friends gather to rejoice in the birth of Christ and recall the hope that it continues to inspire.
“This season is also an opportunity when we can reflect on those who are less fortunate than ourselves, both at home and abroad, and give thanks for the religious freedom we have in Canada.
“On behalf of my family, I wish all those celebrating this great holy day a Merry Christmas and much happiness, health and peace in the year ahead.”