Your Nativity, O Virgin, / Has proclaimed joy to the whole universe! / The Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, / Has shone from You, O Theotokos! / By annulling the curse, / He bestowed a blessing. / By destroying death, He has granted us eternal Life.
On Monday the Brotherhood celebrated the birth of the Theotokos with a Divine Liturgy. It is fitting that the first major feast following the start of a new Church Year celebrates the birth of the one through whom the Savior would enter the world.