Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Christmas Story in Art and Song

Dear Family and Friends,

Christ is born; give glory!

Here is a wonderful telling of the true meaning of Christmas: the story of the birth of Jesus. Somehow art and song captures its beauty in a better way than commercialism, don't you think?

May your holiday be blessed and your new year happy!

With very best wishes,
Else



Today in the Orthodox Church, here is what we sing:

Troparion 
Your Nativity, O Christ our God,
Has shone to the world the Light of wisdom!
For by it, those who worshipped the stars,
Were taught by a Star to adore You,
The Sun of Righteousness,
And to know You, the Orient from on High.
O Lord, glory to You!

Kontakion
Today the Virgin gives birth to the Transcendent One,
And the earth offers a cave to the Unapproachable One!
Angels with shepherds glorify Him!
The wise men journey with a star!
Since for our sake the Eternal God was born as a Little Child!

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