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Kontakion of Nativity (3rd Tone)
On this day the Virgin cometh to the cave to give birth to * God the Word ineffably, * Who was before all the ages. * Dance for joy, O earth, on hearing * the gladsome tidings; * with the Angels and the shepherds now glorify Him * Who is willing to be gazed on * as a young Child Who * before the ages is God.
Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, / hath shined upon the world the light of knowledge; /
for thereby, they that worshipped the stars / were taught by a star /
to worship Thee, the Sun of Righteousness, / and to know Thee, the Dayspring from on high. / O Lord, glory be to Thee.
Saint Philaret Troparion, 5th tone
"Let us the faithful now come together * to praise our father, protector and teacher * the pillar of the Orthodox faith * and firm defender of piety * even the wondrous hierarch Philaret * and let us glorify our Saviour * Who has granted us his incorrupt relics * as a manifest sign of his sanctity".
Saint John's Monastery
The Church of the GOC of North America
Saint Philaret Orthodox Mission Chapel
Location: Days Inn - 450 Memorial Drive - Chicopee, Massachusetts 01020 [Springfield]
Father Michael Marcinowski: (978)-355-4996 Father Deacon Jacob Wojcik - (413) 848-0431
(services in English)