Today The Virgin (Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον)

TODAY the Virgin beareth him that is beyond all things,
and earth offereth to him that is unapproachable a cave.
Angels and shepherds give glory, wise men follow a star;
for our sake, a young child is born,
even he that was before the ages.

On Christmas Day


Ἡ Παρθένος σήμερον τὸν ὑπερούσιον τίκτει
καὶ ἡ γῆ τὸ σπήλαιον τῷ ἀπροσίτῳ προσάγει,
Ἄγγελοι μετά ποιμένων δοξολογούσι,
Μάγοι δὲ μετά ἀστέρος ὁδοιπορούσιν,
δι’ ἡμάς γὰρ ἐγεννήθη
παιδίον νέον, ὁ πρὸ αἰώνων Θεός.