Icons of the Christ Child and His mother

What shall we offer Thee, O Christ, Who for our sakes hast appeared on the earth as a man? Every creature which Thou hast made offers Thee thanks. The angels offer Thee a song; the heavens, their star; the wise men, their gifts; the shepherds, their wonder; the earth, its cave; the wilderness; the manger; and we offer Thee a virgin mother. O Pre-eternal God, have mercy on us!

— A hymn from the Royal Hours of Christmas

Author: Father Silouan Thompson

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  1. Very nice – although I noticed that the icon at 0.46 is of St. Anna and the Theotokos. Nevertheless, beautiful!

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  2. I think the “hymn from the Royal Hours of Christmas” is actually one of the “Lord I have cried” stikhera from the vespers of Christmas.

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