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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."