"Glory to God in the highest
and on earth peace, good will towards men." (Lk. 2:14)
"Christ is born, glorify Him!
Christ from heaven, go to meet Him!
Christ is upon earth, be exalted!
Sing to the Lord all the earth
And all you peoples raise the hymn with joy, for He has been glorified!"
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!
(Kontakion for Christmas, Roman the Melodist )