Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you....

..And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace...

From the Heart of Baghdad, in a land weary of war, I send you glad tidings that the Christmas Miracle takes place here tonight.

May God's love and peace comfort you, and may his Spirit be upon you.

Merry Christmas.




CPT(CH) Christine Waweru lighting the celebrant light. Christine and her husband are both Episcopalian Chaplains serving in the US Army in Iraq. Immigrated to the US from Kenya.

Chaplain Waweru

LTC Michael McGurk (USMA 85) assists with the chalice at Christmas Eve Mass.

McGurk Assists 

Joint service with LTC Richard Brock (USMC) also assisting with chalice duties.

Joint Service 

The choir receives communion. The entire service was a cappella.

 Communion for the Choir

Chaplain Waweru breaks the bread and invites us to the Lord's Table.


Chaplain Waweru delivers the Christmas sermon.



LTC Brock reading one of the lessons.

LTC Brock

 The Christmas Nativity scene, alter US Embassy Annex, Baghdad, Iraq.



 Nativity Scene