Statement on Orthodox Christmas

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich–Gulf Islands, offered the following remarks today regarding Orthodox Christmas:

“To all those who celebrate, merry Orthodox Christmas! Today people are attending religious services, gatherings and feasts, and they are choosing to embrace the spirit of perseverance, gratefulness and goodwill. This is admirable given how incredibly difficult this Christmas season and past year has been for all of us.

Candles represent the light of Christ and the hope that accompanies his birth. Take time today to reflect and reach out to offer help to those who may be alone and in need.”