For Immediate Release

January 7, 2018

Statement Marking Orthodox Christian and Eastern Catholic Christmas

“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, we would like to extend our best wishes to Orthodox Christians and Eastern Catholics for a very Merry Christmas.

“Christmas is a much anticipated and most joyous occasion. People in churches throughout Mississauga – and in towns and cities across Canada – turn to scripture, hymns and prayer to reflect on the Nativity of Jesus Christ.

“For all Mississaugans, Christmas and the holidays are a time for families, friends, and neighbours to come together, reflect on cherished moments from the months past and make new memories.

“We are blessed to call Mississauga home. This blessing is further realized during the Christmas season, where we wish peace and goodwill to all people and all communities.

“Once again, from all of us at the City of Mississauga, we wish you a very Merry Christmas.”