Christmas message from the Archbishop of the Nippon Sei Ko Kai


“The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” (Matthew 4:16 NIV)

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic which has blighted our world in 2020, this Christmas will be hugely different to any we have known before.

I pray especially for all those involved in the medical profession; for their families and for all those isolated or undergoing medical treatment at this most holy time of year. I pray also that the joy of Christmas will reach those who are suffering financially or mentally.

As God’s children, we need to believe that the light of Christ will illuminate the darkness of this world during the difficult times we face, just as the sun is always shining no matter how thick the clouds are.

In this coming New Year, I pray that the love and grace of God, as shown in the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ, will be upon us all.

++Luke Kenichi Muto
Primate and Bishop of Kyushu
Nippon Sei Ko Kai
Christmas 2020

2020年 首座主教クリスマスメッセージ




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