Friday, December 25, 2009

Christ is born! Glorify Him!

Today Christ is born of the Virgin in Bethlehem. Today He who knows no beginning now begins to be, and the Word is made flesh. The powers of heaven greatly rejoice, and the earth with mankind makes glad. The Magi offer gifts, the shepherd proclaim the marvel, and we cry aloud without ceasing: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will among men.

Today the Virgin giveth birth to the Transcendent in essence; the earth offereth the cave to the unapproachable One; the angels with the shepherds glorify him; and the Magi with the star travel on their way; for a new child hath been born for our sakes, God before the ages.


Anonymous said...

It's still a couple of weeks off for me, but merry Christmas to you Father!

The Byzantine Rambler said...

Thank you!

And when the Day of the Nativity dawns for you and yours may it bring peace, joy, and the blessings of our Incarnate Lord!