On September 21st (8th) we celebrate the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos. On this day our Church commemorates not only the Mother of God and Her glorious Nativity, but also the path followed by mankind to meet this holy day.
Elissa Bjeletich is a mother and Sunday school director in Austin, Texas. She's also author of the Raising Saints podcast. Blueprints for the Little Church: Creating an Orthodox Home, co-authored with Caleb Shoemaker, is available at the Ancient Faith Store, as is her first book, In God’s Hands. You'll find her latest book,Welcoming the Christ Child at the Sebastian Press bookstore.