Saturday, December 28, 2013

Afterfeast of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Commemorated on December 28

On December 28, the Afterfeast of the Nativity Feast, the Orthodox Church remembers the 20, 000 martyrs of Nicomedia were burned in their church while celebrating the Nativity of the Lord in 302. 


Your Nativity, O Christ our God, / Has shone to the world the Light of wisdom! / For by it, those who worshipped the stars, / Were taught by a Star to adore You, / The Sun of Righteousness, / And to know You, the Orient from on High. / O Lord, glory to You!


Today the Virgin gives birth to the Transcendent One, / And the earth offers a cave to the Unapproachable One! / Angels with shepherds glorify Him! / The wise men journey with a star! / Since for our sake the Eternal God was born as a Little Child!


SAINT OR FEAST POSTED THIS DATE 2012(with 2011's link here also and further, 2010, 2009, 2008 and even 2007!)

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