Listen to a 4th Century Nativity Hymn

December 24, 2009 — Leave a comment

If you want a deeply spiritual treat this Christmas season, listen to Frederica Mathewes-Green reading the Kontakion of the Nativity here. I have listened to this many times and referenced some of the verses at Christ Church.

The written version can be downloaded in pdf form here.  It is in dialog form involving Mary and the Magi. This text document has all the biblical references and background to the hymn.

I love this sermonic and poetic hymn because it is filled with rich biblical imagery and ties the themes of the whole Bible together.



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