In EnglishMessage of the dayΞένες γλώσσες

Message of the day

29 Δεκεμβρίου 2009

Having been vouchsafed God’s own advent, the people

that delighteth Christ, hath obtained what it longed for;

now it maketh prayer for that regeneration

that createth life; O immaculate Virgin,

grant to us the grace to worship Christ in His glory.

Troparion of Christmas Matins (from the Ninth Ode of the Iambic Canon)

(The excellent translation is by Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Boston.)