Nativity of Jesus Christ: Troparion; Kontakion (C major) (Dmitri Bortniansky)

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Editor: Alexander Ledkovsky (submitted 2002-04-01).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 166 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Church Slavonic

General Information

Title: Nativity of Jesus Christ: Troparion; Kontakion (C major)
Composer: Dmitri Bortniansky

Number of voices: 7vv   Voicing: SSATTBB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: Church Slavonic
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

Church_Slavonic.png Church Slavonic text

Рождество Твое, Христе Боже наш,
возсия мирови свет разума:
в нем бо звездам служащии звездою
учахуся Тебе кланятися Солнцу правды
и Тебе ведети с высоты востока:
Господи, слава Тебе!

Дева днесь Пресущественнаго раждает,
и земля вертеп Неприступному приносит,
Ангели с пастырьми славословят,
волсви же со звездою путешествуют:
нас бо ради родися Отроча младо,
превечный Бог.

English.png English translation

Your birth, O Christ our God
Has shed upon the world the light of knowledge;
For through it, those who worship the stars
Have learned from a star to worship You, the Sun of Justice
And to recognize You as the Orient From On High.
Glory be to You, O Lord.

Today the Virgin gives birth to the Trancendent One,
and the earth offers a cave to the unapproachable One!
Angels with shepherds glorify Him!
The Wise men journey with the Star!
Since for our sake the Eternal God
was born as a little child!