Saturday, January 07, 2006

Russian Christmas

Icon of Our Lady of Kazan’, a 19th-century copy of which blesses my front room
Рождество Твое, Христе Боже наш, возсия мирови свет разума: в нем бо звездам служащии, звездою учахуся, Тебе кланятися, Солнцу правды, и Тебе ведети с высоты востока, Господи, слава Тебе. (Slavonic)

Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, hath given rise to the light of knowledge in the world; for they that worshipped the stars did learn therefrom to worship thee, O Sun of justice, and to know that from the east of the Highest thou didst come O Lord, glory to thee.*
In the Julian calendar today is the 25th December.

С праздником.

*Is this Isabel Florence Hapgood’s translation?

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