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Merry Christmas !!!
« on: December 25, 2007, 02:33:38 AM »

Merry Christmas to all our brothers and sisters who use the new calendar !!!

Let the Lord bless you and your family!

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Re: Merry Christmas !!!
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2007, 02:59:34 AM »
A very Merry new calender Christmas to you too! :)
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Re: Merry Christmas !!!
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2007, 07:52:44 AM »
A merry and blessed Christmas to all.

May He who was born in a cave and laid in a manger for our salvation be with all of us!
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
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Re: Merry Christmas !!!
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2007, 09:40:36 AM »
Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
May the blessings of this Feast be multiplied for you and your family ten fold!

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Re: Merry Christmas !!!
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2007, 11:01:28 AM »
Merry Christmas to all!
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Re: Merry Christmas !!!
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2007, 11:22:02 AM »
Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

Merry Christmas
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Re: Merry Christmas !!!
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2007, 11:38:51 AM »
Merry Christmas to all our brothers and sisters who use the new calendar !!!

Let the Lord bless you and your family!

Merry Christmas to all celebrating it today.

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Re: Merry Christmas !!!
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2007, 01:02:34 PM »
Merry Christmas to all who celibrate today......stashko

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Re: Merry Christmas !!!
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2007, 02:01:06 PM »
Feliz Navidad!

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Re: Merry Christmas !!!
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2007, 03:10:58 PM »
"Our Saviour comes to us this day: The orient of orients rises from on high in a burst of dazzling, uncreated light, to dispel the darkness of our lives, that we may find the truth, for the Lord, this day, is born of a virgin."  Exapostilaron of the Feast

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!
Christ is born - Glorify Him!
Christos Razdajetsja - Slavite Jeho!
Zastupnice christianov nepostydnaja, chodatajice ko Tvorcu nepreložnaja, ne prezri hr’išnych molenij hlasy, popredvari jako blahaja na pomošč nas, virno vopijuščich ti: Uskori na molitvu, i potščisja na umolenije, zastupajušči prisno Bohorodice, čtuščich t’a.

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Re: Merry Christmas !!!
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2007, 03:12:17 PM »
Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

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Re: Merry Christmas !!!
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2007, 03:43:40 PM »
Christ the Savior is born !

Come, let us adore Him, alleluia !
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Re: Merry Christmas !!!
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2007, 05:21:33 PM »
Бог Прeдвічний народився!
Прийшов днeсь із нeбeс,
Щоб спасти люд Cвій вeсь,
І утішився.

В Вифлeємі народився
Мeсія, Христос наш
І Cпас наш для всіх нас,
Нам народився.

Cлаву Богу заспіваймо!
Чeсть сину Божому
і Пану нашому
Поклін віддаймо.

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Возвeсeлімся всі разом нині:
Христос родився в бідній хатині.
Посліднім віком став чоловіком,
Всі утішайтeсь на зeмлі.

Всі утішайтeсь на зeмлі нині,
Хвалу віддайтe Божій дитині,
У Божім домі Христу малому,
Котрий вeсь світ відкупив.

Пісні співaймо звучно і мило,
І торжeствуймо всі разом щирo!
Cлава по вишніх, а мир для нижніх!
Вeсeло світу співаймо.
« Last Edit: December 25, 2007, 05:22:18 PM by Heorhij »
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Re: Merry Christmas !!!
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2007, 06:59:03 PM »
I personally, do not celebrate Christmas until the 7th of January, however, for all my "New Calendar" brethren -

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Христос Родився!
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Щасливого Нового Року

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Re: Merry Christmas !!!
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2007, 09:41:31 PM »
Merry Christmas! Christ is born! Glorify him!
Thank you all, for congratulations and for the excellent poems. It was so nice to see these texts in Ukrainian here!
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Re: Merry Christmas !!!
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2007, 09:47:58 PM »
Christ is born! Glorify Him!

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Re: Merry Christmas !!!
« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2007, 10:37:25 PM »
Indeed, Merry Christmas!

Christ is born!  Glorify Him!
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Re: Merry Christmas !!!
« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2007, 10:40:49 PM »
"Christ is born; glorify Him!
Christ comes from heaven; go to meet Him!
Christ is on earth; be exalted!
Sing to the Lord, all the earth!
And praise Him in gladness, O people, for He has been glorified!"
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Re: Merry Christmas !!!
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2007, 11:01:43 PM »
Bon Nadâl to all those on the New Calendar!   :)
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Re: Merry Christmas !!!
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2007, 07:13:41 PM »
Бог Прeдвічний народився!
Прийшов днeсь із нeбeс,
Щоб спасти люд Cвій вeсь,
І утішився.

В Вифлeємі народився
Мeсія, Христос наш
І Cпас наш для всіх нас,
Нам народився.

Cлаву Богу заспіваймо!
Чeсть сину Божому
і Пану нашому
Поклін віддаймо.

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Возвeсeлімся всі разом нині:
Христос родився в бідній хатині.
Посліднім віком став чоловіком,
Всі утішайтeсь на зeмлі.

Всі утішайтeсь на зeмлі нині,
Хвалу віддайтe Божій дитині,
У Божім домі Христу малому,
Котрий вeсь світ відкупив.

Пісні співaймо звучно і мило,
І торжeствуймо всі разом щирo!
Cлава по вишніх, а мир для нижніх!
Вeсeло світу співаймо.

Heorhij,

One of my favorites (sorry, I don't have Cyrillic text on my keyboard)...

Koli jasna zvizda
Z neba zasvitila,
  Tohda Prečistaja Djiva
  Syna porodila!

Today, after Liturgy (2nd day of the Feast) I led those present in our annual Koljady "sing along".  We sang all the "old time" favorites for over 20 minutes!

Christos Razdajetsja!
Zastupnice christianov nepostydnaja, chodatajice ko Tvorcu nepreložnaja, ne prezri hr’išnych molenij hlasy, popredvari jako blahaja na pomošč nas, virno vopijuščich ti: Uskori na molitvu, i potščisja na umolenije, zastupajušči prisno Bohorodice, čtuščich t’a.

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Re: Merry Christmas !!!
« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2007, 08:04:16 PM »
To all the Ukranians/Carpatho-Russians out there:
Please listen to the carol below and then, be kind to provide me with the Ukrainian version of it.
I heard it today in Ukrainian/Rusyn and then I realized that we Romanians must have borrowed it from them:
http://www.myplace.ro/resurse-ortodoxe.ro/colinde/Stefan%20Hrusca/Stefan%20Hrusca%20-%20Cerul%20si%20pamantul.mp3


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« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2007, 08:28:24 PM »
To all the Ukranians/Carpatho-Russians out there:
Please listen to the carol below and then, be kind to provide me with the Ukrainian version of it.
I heard it today in Ukrainian/Rusyn and then I realized that we Romanians must have borrowed it from them:
http://www.myplace.ro/resurse-ortodoxe.ro/colinde/Stefan%20Hrusca/Stefan%20Hrusca%20-%20Cerul%20si%20pamantul.mp3



Nebo i zeml'a, nebo i zeml'a
Nyňi toržestvujut!
Anhely l'ude, anhely l'ude
Veselo sprazdnujut!
  Christos rodilsja, Boh voplotisja,
  Anhely spivajut Carije vitajut,
  Poklon otdajut', pastyrije hrajut!
  Čudo, čudo povidajut!

Heaven and earth, Heaven and earth,
now sing in triumph.
Angels and people, angels and people,
join in celebration.
  Christ the Lord is born, come and behold Him,
  Choirs of angels singing, Wise men appearing,
  Christ the King greeting, Shepherds joyfully
  the wondrous story retelling.

This is the Rusyn version.  The Poles also have this carol, which begins "Dzisiaj w Betlejem".

Below is a link to samples of Carpathian Christmas Carols from a CD, sung by seminarians of the Greek Catholic Seminary in Užhorod (Ukraine).
http://www.oltvweb.com/christmas_hymns_sampler.php
« Last Edit: December 26, 2007, 09:03:59 PM by Carpatho Russian »
Zastupnice christianov nepostydnaja, chodatajice ko Tvorcu nepreložnaja, ne prezri hr’išnych molenij hlasy, popredvari jako blahaja na pomošč nas, virno vopijuščich ti: Uskori na molitvu, i potščisja na umolenije, zastupajušči prisno Bohorodice, čtuščich t’a.

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Re: Merry Christmas !!!
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2007, 08:35:56 PM »
To all the Ukranians/Carpatho-Russians out there:
Please listen to the carol below and then, be kind to provide me with the Ukrainian version of it.
I heard it today in Ukrainian/Rusyn and then I realized that we Romanians must have borrowed it from them:
http://www.myplace.ro/resurse-ortodoxe.ro/colinde/Stefan%20Hrusca/Stefan%20Hrusca%20-%20Cerul%20si%20pamantul.mp3



Нeбо і зeмля, нeбо і зeмля
Нині торжeствують.
Ангeли й люди, ангeли й люди
Вeсeло празнують.
Христос родився, Бог воплотився,
Ангeли співають, царіє вітають,
Поклін віддають, пастиріє грають,
Чудо, чудо повідають.

У Вифлeємі, у Вифлeємі
Вeсeла новина!
Прeчиста Діва, Прeчиста Діва
Породила Cина.
Христос родився, Бог воплотився,
Ангeли співають, царіє вітають,
Поклін віддають, пастиріє грають,
Чудо, чудо повідають.
Love never fails.

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Re: Merry Christmas !!!
« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2007, 08:38:00 PM »
Heorhij,

One of my favorites (sorry, I don't have Cyrillic text on my keyboard)...

Koli jasna zvizda
Z neba zasvitila,
  Tohda Prečistaja Djiva
  Syna porodila!

Today, after Liturgy (2nd day of the Feast) I led those present in our annual Koljady "sing along".  We sang all the "old time" favorites for over 20 minutes!

Christos Razdajetsja!

Dyakuju! Slavimo Joho!

I don't have Cyrillic keabord either, unfortunately; I just copy-paste whenever I can. :)
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« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2007, 12:31:41 AM »
Thank you very much, Carpatho-Russian and Heorhij.
I see now that the Romanian version is  quite faithful to the original:
    Cerul şi pământul [bis]
    În cântări răsună,
    Îngeri şi oameni [bis]
    Cântă împreună.

    Hristos se naşte,
    Domnul coboară,
    Îngerii cântă,
    Magii îl adoară,
    Păstorii-aleargă,
    Ieslea o-nconjoară,
    Mari minuni se întâmplară.

    În Viflaim azi [bis]
    E mare minune
    Fecioara curată  [bis]
    Fiu născu în lume
   
    Din cer cuvântul [bis]
    În trup se arată
     Noaptea din lume
    Zi se face-ndată .

    Din răsărit vin [bis]
    Magi cu bucurie
     Cu dar de smirnă,  [bis]
    Aur şi tămâie

    Hristos se naşte [bis]
    Veniţi la-nchinare
    Cu vesel suflet, [bis]
    Veselă cântare.

The Heaven and the Earth
Are now resounding with songs,
Angels and men
Are singing together.

Christ is born,
The Lord descends,
The Angels sing,
The Magi adore Him,
 The shepherds run,
Surrounding the manger;
Great wonders took place.
 
Today in Bethlehem
A great wonder happens:
A pure Virgin
Bore a Son into the world.

The Word from heaven
 Appears in flesh;
The night in the world
Turns into day at once.

From the East,
Magi come joyfully,
With gifts of frankincense,
Gold and incense.

Christ is born,
Come to worship.
With joyful soul,
[and] joyful song.
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Re: Merry Christmas !!!
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2007, 02:42:37 PM »
Feast of the Nativity of Jesus Christ

Collect for the Vigil Mass:
O God, Who dost gladden us by the yearly expectation of our redemption, grant that we  who now joyfully receive Thine only-begotten Son as our Redeemer, may also without fear behold Him coming as our Judge, even the same Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son: Who livest and reignest with and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

Postcommunion for the Vigil Mass:
We beseech Thee, O Lord, grant us fresh courage, as we celebrate the birthday of Thine only-begotten Son: Whose heavenly Mystery is our food and drink. Through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Collect for the Midnight Mass:
O God, Who hast made this most holy night shine forth with the splendour of the true Light: grant, we beseech Thee, that we, who have known the mysteries of His light on earth, may enjoy also His happiness in Heaven: Who with Thee and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest, world without end. Amen.

Postcommunion for the Midnight Mass:
Grant to us, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that we, who rejoice in celebrating these Mysteries the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, may by worthy lives, deserve to attain unto fellowship with Him: Who with Thee and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest, world without end. Amen.

Collect for the Mass at Dawn:
Grant us, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that we on whom the light of Thine Incarnate Word is poured, may show forth in our works that brightness, which now doth illuminate our minds by faith. Through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Postcommunion for the Mass at Dawn:
Let the newness of this Sacrament, O Lord, ever restore us on the birthday of Him Whose wondrous birth revived mankind grown old. Through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. Amen.

Collect for Mass During the Daytime:
Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that the new birth of Thine only-begotten Son in the flesh may set us free, who are held by the old bondage under the yoke of sin. Through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Postcommunion for Mass During the Daytime:
Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that as the Saviour of the world, born on this day, is the Author of our heavenly birth, so He may also be to us the Giver of Immortality: Who with Thee and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest, world without end. Amen.


Hymn - Iesu, Redmptor Omnium

Jesus, Redemptor of the world,
begotten ere the dawn of light,
wast of the Father's glory born,
immense in glory as in might.

Thou art the Father's splendid light,
Thou art th'eternal hope of all
throughout the world to Thee we pray,
O, hear Thy servants as they call.

Remember, O creator Lord!
that from the Virgin's sacred womb
Thou didst come forth, and of her flesh
Thou didst our mortal form assume.

This day, recurring, year by year,
bears witness true that all alone
to save the world Thou camest forth,
proceeding from the Father's throne.

This day, the stars, the earth, and sea,
and all creation welcome sing.
This day which brought our liberty.
When came our Lord, our Saviour, King.

And we, too, Lord, who have been washed
in Thine own font of Blood divine,
offer the tribute of our praise
on this blest natal day of Thine.

O Jesu, of the Virgin born,
unceasing glory be to Thee;
and to the Father infinite,
and Holy Ghost eternally.

Amen.


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