Today the Virgin giveth birth

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Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον, τὸν ὑπερούσιον τίκτει, καὶ ἡ γῆ τὸ Σπήλαιον, τῷ ἀπροσίτῳ προσάγει. Ἄγγελοι μετὰ Ποιμένων δοξολογοῦσι. Μάγοι δὲ μετὰ ἀστέρος ὁδοιποροῦσι· δι’ ἡμᾶς γὰρ ἐγεννήθη, Παιδίον νέον, ὁ πρὸ αἰώνων Θεός.

TODAY the Virgin giveth birth unto him that is beyond all being, and unto him who is unapproachable the earth bringeth a cave. Angels are giving glory with shepherds, while magi are following after a star. For an infant child was born for our sakes, he who is God before the ages.

4 thoughts on “Today the Virgin giveth birth

  1. Happy Christmas, lilyboat! It’s a lovely hymn, and you’ll have noticed that I really like Nektaria Karantzi’s chanting. It is very gentle and subtle.

  2. What a stunning hymn. Thank you for this, and the other musical gems you post! A blessed Christmas to you.

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