Troparion (Tone 4)
- Mary was of David’s seed,
- So she went with Joseph to register in Bethlehem.
- She bore in her womb the Fruit not sown by man.
- The time for the birth was at hand.
- Since there was no room at the inn,
- The cave became a beautiful palace for the Queen.
- Christ is Born, raising up the Image that fell of old!
Kontakion (Tone 3)
- Today the Virgin comes to the cave
- to give birth to the Eternal Word.
- Hear the glad tidings and rejoice, O universe!
- Glorify with the angels and the shepherds
- the Eternal God, who is willing to appear as a little child!
May you have a glorious Feast!