Saturday, 25 December 2010

December 25th - grateful for ...


{ His Birth }



~ El Greco ::The Adoration of the Shepherds ~


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Troparion for Nativity



Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, hath given rise to the light of knowledge in the world. For they who did worship the stars did learn from them to worship thee, the Sun of Justice, and to know thou didst come from the east of the Highest. Glory to thee, O Lord!


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Kontakion for Nativity



The Virgin brings forth today the omnipotent, and the earth offers a cave to the Unapproachable. Angels give glory with shepherds, and the magi journey with the star, when for our sakes was born, as a new babe, He Who is from eternity God.


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May you all have a blessed Christmas!

xxx

8 comments:

Iphigenia said...

Dear Yiota
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Iphigenia xxoo

marigold jam said...

Wishing you too a happy and blessed Christmas Yiota. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on gratitude over Advent - I have found them inspiring.

Jane

Sarah said...

Happy Christmas Yiota! x

Relyn said...

I know I'm not really getting my wishes in on time. The truth is, it's just after midnight, but I still had to come by and wish you the merriest Christmas season ever. I want to thank you for making my life richer by sharing your blog and by reading mine. You are a blessing to me. Merry, merry Christmas, my friend. Much love, Relyn

Joy said...

Merry Christmas wishes Yiota, I hope it was a lovely one.

Feline said...

A joyous Christmas to you and yours.

Lucy Caitlin Higham said...

I hope you have had a lovely christmas with your family. Very best wishes for 2011. Kind thoughts.
Lucy xxxxxx

Cassie said...

Hoping you had the very merriest of Christmases dear Yiota and enjoyed time with your family.
xx