Troparion (Tone 4)
Thy Nativity, O Christ our God,
Has shown to the world the light of wisdom,
For by it those who worshiped the stars
were taught by a star to adore Thee,
The Sun of Righteousness,
And to know Thee, the Orient from on High,
O Lord, Glory to Thee!
Kontakion (Tone 3)
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!
Hymn To The Theotokos (Birthgiver of God):
Magnify, O my soul, the most-pure Virgin Theotokos,
More honorable and more glorious than the heavenly hosts.
I behold a strange, most glorious mystery:
The cherubic throne—the Virgin;
The manger—the place where Christ lay—
The Uncontainable God, Whom we magnify in song!
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