Come, let us behold the place where Christ was born

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Δεῦτε ἴδωμεν πιστοί, ποῦ ἐγεννήθη ὁ Χριστός, ἀκολουθήσωμεν λοιπὸν ἔνθα ὁδεύει ὁ ἀστήρ, μετὰ τῶν Μάγων Ἀνατολῆς τῶν Βασιλέων. Ἄγγελοι ὑμνοῦσιν, ἀκαταπαύστως ἐκεῖ. Ποιμένες ἀγραυλοῦσιν, ᾠδὴν ἐπάξιον. Δόξα ἐν ὑψίστοις λέγοντες, τῷ σήμερον ἐν Σπηλαίῳ τεχθέντι, ἐκ τῆς Παρθένου, καὶ Θεοτόκου, ἐν Βηθλεὲμ τῆς Ἰουδαίας.

COME, ye faithful, let us behold the place where Christ was born. Let us follow with the magi, kings of the east, wherein the Star doth lead the way. Angels are singing ceaselessly there. Shepherds abiding in the fields are telling this fitting hymn: Glory in the highest to him that is born this day in the Cave, from the virgin, from the Theotokos, in Bethlehem of Judaea.

At Matins on December 26, the Synaxis of the Holy Theotokos.

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