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From the January 1885 issue of The Christian Science Journal

This article was later republished in Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896: Mis. 320:3-321:22

This interesting day, crowned with the history of Truth's idea, its earthly advent and nativity, is especially dear to the heart of Christian Scientists, to whom Christ's appearing in a fuller sense is so precious, and fraught with divine benedictions for mankind. The star that looked lovingly down on the manger of our Lord, lends its resplendent light to this hour.