By Archpriest Rodion Putyatin
Yes, the competition has come, and songs in honor of it are prepared; however we, it appears, will not be but able to have fun the holy feast and will not be able to sing divine songs. When will we prepare? Oh, how might we not go to the opposite world so unprepared! There is blessedness in that everybody is consistently singing and glorifying the Lord, however we won’t be able to sing, or we shall be bored from singing, as we typically get bored right here.
The feast of the Nativity of Christ has come, and the songs in honor of it are prepared, however we … What ought to we do? Let us have fun, allow us to additionally unprepared sing songs in honor of the Nativity of Christ, ready for us by others: these divine songs are so holy that even by means of their singing our soul may be illuminated; these divine songs are so pure that by listening to them our coronary heart may be cleansed; they’re so aromatic with grace that even by means of our consideration to them we may be full of grace.
So, listeners, sing to our God, sing – sing to our King, sing! But you, Virgin Mother of God, if there may be any will, give us the energy to sing divine songs in honor of the Christ who was born from You. Amen.