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Monday, January 9, A.D. 2012
Kontakion of the Nativity

Christ is born!

Here is the Russian Cathedral Choir of Paris singing the kontakion for the feast of the Nativity:

Here are the troparion and some other hymns specific to the feast by an unknown choir:

Monachos has the texts for various hymns.

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!

Posted by Joseph on Monday, January 9, Anno Domini 2012
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