The Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ
(Second Sunday Before the Nativity)
By faith Thou didst justify the Forefathers,
When through them Thou didst betroth Thyself aforetime
To the Church that was from among the nations.
The Saints boast in glory that from their seed there is a glorious fruit,
Even she that bore Thee seedlessly.
By their prayers, O Christ God, save our souls.