Troparion and Kontakion 

of the Nativity of our Lord


Tone Four

Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, / 

hath shone forth the light of wisdom upon the world; / 

for therein those who worship the stars / 

have been taught 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!


Tone Three

Today the Virgin giveth birth to the Trancendent One, / 

and the earth offereth a cave to the Unapproachable One. / 

Angels with shepherds give glory, / 

the magi journey with a star, //

for our sakes, a young Child is born, Who is Pre-eternal God!