Christmas is the Holidaythat brings bless, light and warmth for each family. Gathered around the fir tree, we offer kindness, humility and joy.
“Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10,11)
And we wait for the carols… and the star, a symbol reminding us of the Magi who travelled with gifts to the place where child Jesus and His Mother were, and also of the star present in the Icon of Our Lord’s Birth.
“The star is shining in the East,
Emperor’s star is appearing.
The star is shining brightly,
Announcing the Holy Birth.
When the Magi saw the star,
All three started walking towards it.
As the star taught them
They all worshiped Christ.“
(carol – The star is shining in the East)
As every year, around the Christmas date, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation a postage stamps issue dedicated to this Celebration of Our Lord’s Birth.
The postage stamp of Christmas 2011 issue illustrates the image of the icon of “Naşterea Domnului Iisus Hristos“ (“Our Lord’s Jesus Christ’s Birth”) from the patrimony of the Archdiocese of Tomis (“Înălţarea Domnului” / “Our Lord’s
Ascension”) wooden church from Satu Nou, Oltina -ConstantaCounty), an icon painted in tempera and gold leaf dating back to late 19th century.
The wooden church from Satu Nou was built in 1863 and since 2004 it has been introduced on the list of historical monuments inRomaniafor its historical and architectural value.
Romfilatelia team is caroling you from the heart, the friends of stamps, and wishes you Happy holidays!
We kindly thank to the Archdioceses of Tomis, and Arges and Muscel one, for the images put at our disposal in the accomplishment of this postage stamps issue.
Issue date: 2011-11-18