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Friday, January 7, A.D. 2011
Christus Natus Est

Christ is born!

Merry Christmas to everyone who follows the old calendar.

Troparion of the Nativity:

Thy Nativity, O Christ our God,
hath shone upon the world the light of knowledge;
for thereby, they that worshipped the stars
were taught by a star
to worship Thee, the Sun of Righteousness,
and to know Thee, the Dayspring from on high.
O Lord, glory be to Thee!

Kontakion of the Nativity:

Today the Virgin giveth birth to Him who is above all being,
and the earth offereth a cave to Him whom no man can approach.
Angels with shepherds give glory, and magi journey with a star.
For our sake is born a young Child, the Pre-eternal God!

I do not think that I have ever featured the Georgians before. Here is a Georgian news broadcast from yesterday that shows the ქართველები getting ready for the feast:

Their script looks so fascinating.

When the Creator beheld man, whom He had made with His hands, about to perish, He bowed the heavens and came down; and He was endued with man’s nature in very truth, becoming incarnate of a Virgin divinely pure: for He has glorified Himself.

Troparion from the first canticle of the matins canon for the Nativity

Enjoy the feast!

Posted by Joseph on Friday, January 7, Anno Domini 2011
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