Firstpublished: Description: Samoglasny for the Vespers of the Afterfeast of the Nativity (25th December).
Original text and translations
Church Slavonic text
Volsvi, Persidstii tsarie, poznavshe yave
na zemli rozhagosya Tsarya nebesnago?
ot sfetliya zvezdy vodimi,
dostigofsha v Vifljeem,
dary nosyashe izbranniya:
zlato i livan i smirnu.
I padshe, poklonishasya:
videsha bo v vertepe
Mladentsa lezashcha bezletnago.
Magi, Persian Kings, having clearly learnt
that the heavenly King had been born on earth,
drawn by a bright star
arrived in Bethlehem,
bringing chosen gifts:
gold and incense and myrrh.
And falling down they worshipped,
for they saw lying in the Cave
the Timeless as a babe.