I sent two birds to the Red Apple tree, of which the legends speak
One was killed, the other was hurt, and they never came back to me.
Of the marble emperor there is no word, no talk.
But grandmothers sing about him to the children like a fairy tale.
I sent two birds, two house martins, to the Red Apple Tree.
But there they stayed and became a dream, kai dakrismena xronia.
This is a song written in honour of the great martyr and emperor Constantine XI Paleologos.
The fall of Constantinople is a tragic event indeed, but the Church of Christ is still alive! God bless & assist His Church and His elected.