Nativity of Christ Triptych
THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST
Troparion (4th Tone)
Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, has shown to the world the light of wisdom for by it, those who worshipped the stars were taught by a star to adore thee, The sun of righteousness, And to know thee, the orient from on high O Lord, glory to thee!
Kontakion (Third Tone) Today the Virgin gives birth to the One who surpasses all essences, and the earth offers a cave to God, the Inaccessible One. Angels sing His glory together with the shepherd: for to us is born a Child, God in all eternity.
We magnify thee the giver of life O Christ who for our sake is now born in the flesh of the unwedded and most pure Virgin Mary.