Angels Sing

This is a post from a few years ago.  I am still awed by the beauty and richness of our Orthodox heritage.  A cross-cultural, counter-cultural tradition of more than 20 centuries.  Glory to God!

 

 “…no matter what you are doing, spin threads for heaven…”

Of the many beautiful things that make up the Orthodox Christian Church, one of the most beautiful is that She is truly multi-cultural; celebrating and rejoicing in the unity of the one true faith; expressed in the rich diversity of cultures around the world.  From the age of the apostles, who fearlessly spread the Good News of Jesus to the entire world, to the courage and zeal of the Greek brothers and evangelists, Sts. Cyril and Methodius who brought the scriptures to the people of the Slavic lands of the north, we find one church, one faith and yet, many ways to sing and speak the good news that Christ has come to save all creation.

Enjoy this Serbian Orthodox carol.  Enjoy the richness of the lyric and the ethereal beauty of the videography.  Imagine that.  Those who sing on this video are the direct descendants of the mission work accomplished by those sainted and holy brothers who went North to bring light to those who sat in great darkness.

Blessed Nativity to all.   Christ is born!  Glorify Him!

A Serbian Christmas Song – lyrics by St. Nikolai Velimirovich

Andjeli Pevaju

Noć prekrasna i noć tija,
nad pećinom zvezda sija,
u pećini mati spi,
nad Isusom andjel bdi.

Andjeli pevaju,
pastiri sviraju,
andjeli pevaju
mudraci javljaju:
Što narodi čekaše,
što proroci rekoše,
evo sad se u svet javi,
u svet javi i objavi:
Rodi nam se Hristos Spas
za spasenje sviju nas.
Aliluja, aliluja,
Gospodi pomiluj!

(deep voice) no matter what you are doing, spin threads for heaven!

Angels Sing 

The night so grand and placid,
a star shining over the cave,
the mother sleeping in the cave,
where the angel of Jesus hast been.

The angels are singing,
the shepherds are fluting,
the angels are singing,
the wise bring it forth:
what the nations awaited,
what the prophets had said,
here and now it is announced,

It is announced and brought forth:
Christ, our Redeemer is born!
for the Salvation of us all.
hallelujah, hallelujah,
Lord, have mercy!

Joy, Soul, Passion, Honor, Jesus, Faith, Hope, Salvation, Peace, Repentance, the Lord, Calmness, Love, Charity, Harmony…

God’s peace! Christ is born!

Truly, He is born!… let’s renew ourselves, let’s lift up the pillars!

Anaphora!

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