This week the Russia Analyst wishes all RogueMoney readers and Orthodox Christians in the USA, Belarus, the Baltics, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovakia, Russia and Ukraine a blessed Christmas! С Рождеством!
Your Nativity, O Christ our God,
Has shone to the world the Light of wisdom!
For by it, those who worshipped the stars,
Were taught by a Star to adore You,
The Sun of Righteousness,
And to know You, the Orient from on High.
O Lord, glory to You!
Kontakion (Tone 3)
Today the Virgin gives birth to the Transcendent One,
And the earth offers a cave to the Unapproachable One!
Angels with shepherds glorify Him!
The wise men journey with a star!
Since for our sake the Eternal God was born as a Little Child!
Orthodox Christmas Vigil and mass at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, 2015 (in Russian)
Putin attending Russian Orthodox Christmas vigil, January 6, 2015, in the city of Voronezh:
— Nina Byzantina (@NinaByzantina) January 6, 2016
And the Nativity kontakion in multiple languages...
— IraqiSuryani (@IraqiSuryani1) January 6, 2016