Blessed Christmas to All

When Augustus reigned alone upon earth, the many kingdoms of men came to end: and when Thou wast made man of the pure Virgin, the many gods of idolatry were destroyed. The cities of the world passed under one single rule; and the nations came to believe in one sovereign Godhead. The peoples were enrolled by the decree of Caesar; and we, the faithful, were enrolled in the Name of the Godhead, when Thou, our God, wast made man. Great is Thy mercy, O Lord. Glory be to Thee!

– Doxastikon of Nativity Vespers



  1. Woody Jones
    December 25, 2015

    Christ is born! Glorify Him!

  2. gregorystackpole
    December 26, 2015

    Christ is born!

  3. gregorystackpole
    December 26, 2015

    Also, you don’t happen to know who wrote this particular hymn, do you?

    1. Fr Yousuf Rassam
      December 27, 2015

      The Menaion ascribes it to St Cassiani.

      1. gregorystackpole
        December 28, 2015

        Thank you!

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