Without financial supporters of the Mystagogy Resource Center, it would not exist. One long time supporter is currently facing a crisis of being evicted from her home and having her car repossessed. She and her family need help by this coming Tuesday to prevent this, at least $2,000 is needed. Please help me to give back to her. She would like to remain anonymous, so she asked that any financial aid can be sent through this ministry, which will then be directed to her. Thank you for helping with what you can. Please send your financial support at this link:



December 20, 2010

Irmos - "A Star Has Dawned From the Tribe of Judah..."



This hymn of the Nativity of Christ was chanted by the blessed Metropolitan Nikodemos of Patras (1915 - Nov. 16, 2008) when he was 90-years-old. Below are the words with an English translation:

Καλοφωνικός Εἱρμός
"Ἄστρον ἤδη ἀνατέταλκεν, ἐκ φυλῆς Ἰοῦδα, ὅπερ ἐπιγνόντες, Βασιλείς κινήσεις, ἀνατολῶν ποιοῦνται, καὶ φθᾶσαι ἐπείγονται, ὄπως θεάσωνται Χριστόν, ἐν Βηθλεέμ σαρκί τικτόμενον."

Calophonic Irmos
"A Star has dawned from the tribe of Judah; knowing this Kings of the East are moving and hastening to arrive that they may contemplate Christ, Who is being born in the flesh in Bethlehem."