Christ Is Born!

christ is born
We celebrated the Feast of Our Saviour’s Birth at midnight liturgy on January 7, 2014. Pictures from the liturgy below. It was a beautiful service followed by a delicious meal of savory and sweet dishes.
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Today Christ is born of the Virgin in Bethlehem. Today the Beginningless beginneth, and the Word is made flesh. The powers of the Heavens rejoice, and the earth together with men is glad. The Magi offer their gifts, the shepherds proclaim the marvel, and we ceaselessly cry out:Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men.

Homily on the Holy Nativity of Our Lord  by Saint Gregory Palamas

 Nativity Encyclical  by Bishop Gregory of Brooklinered border

 Dismal Hymn

Thy nativity, O Christ our God, hath shined the light of knowledge upon the world; for thereby they that worshipped the stars were instructed 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

Today the Virgin giveth birth to Him Who is transcendent in essence; and the earth offereth a cave to Him Who is unapproachable.Angels with shepherds give glory; with a star, the Magi do journey; for our sake a young Child is born, Who is pre-eternal God.

Megalynarion

In thee, O Full of Grace, all creation – both the company of angels and the race of men – doth rejoice. O hallowed temple and spiritual paradise, boast of virgins; from thee God was incarnate, and became a child, He, our God Who existed before the ages; for He made thy womb a throne, and He made thee more spacious than the heavens. In thee, O Full of Grace, all creation doth rejoice. Glory be to thee.

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