9th Sunday of Matthew
Tone of the week: Tone Two
Resurrectional Apolytikion in the
Seasonal Kontakion in the Third Tone
On this day the Virgin beareth the Transcendent in essence; * to the Unapproachable, * the earth doth offer a small cave; * Angels join in choir with shepherds * in giving glory; * with a star the Magi travel upon their journey; * for our sakes is born a young Child, * He that existed * before the ages as God.