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May the miracle of Christmas fill your heart with warmth and love. Christmas is the time of giving and sharing. It is the time of loving and forgiving. Merry Christmas to Everyone!
To all my friends, best wishes of happiness, now and always.
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  • Agni Parthene (Αγνή Παρθένε) is a non-liturgical hymn composed by St. Nectarios of Aegina , drawn from the Theotokarion (Book of Hymns to the Mother of God). Sometimes performed in Orthodox churches at the beginning of Vespers . O Virgin Pure by St. Nectarios Plagal First Tone (Tone 5) Refrain: Rejoice, O Bride Unwedded! O Virgin pure, immaculate/ O Lady Theotokos O Virgin Mother, Queen of all/ and fleece which is all dewy More radiant than the rays of sun/ and higher than the heavens Delight of virgin choruses/ superior to Angels. Much brighter than the firmament/ and purer than the sun's light More holy than the multitude/ of all the heav'nly armies. Rejoice, O Bride Unwedded! O Ever Virgin Mary/ of all the world, the Lady O bride all pure, immaculate/ O Lady Panagia O Mary bride and Queen of all/ our cause of jubilation Majestic maiden, Queen of all/ O our most holy Mother More hon'rable than Cherubim/ beyond compare more glorious than immaterial Seraphim/ and greater than angelic thrones. Rejoice, O Bride Unwedded!
  • Rejoice, O song of Cherubim/ Rejoice, O hymn of angels Rejoice, O ode of Seraphim/ the joy of the archangels Rejoice, O peace and happiness/ the harbor of salvation O sacred chamber of the Word/ flow'r of incorruption Rejoice, delightful paradise/ of blessed life eternal Rejoice, O wood and tree of life/ the fount of immortality. Rejoice, O Bride Unwedded! I supplicate you, Lady/ now do I call upon you And I beseech you, Queen of all/ I beg of you your favor Majestic maiden, spotless one/ O Lady Panagia I call upon you fervently/ O sacred, hallowed temple Assist me and deliver me/ protect me from the enemy And make me an inheritor/ of blessed life eternal.
  • Following the star5

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    2. 2. Gerard van Honthorst (1592 – 1656) Adoration of the Shepherds 1622 Wallraf Richartz Museum in Köln
    3. 3. Georges de la Tour 1644 circa Musée du Louvre Paris
    4. 4. Albrecht Altdorfer c. 1530-1535 Städelsches Kunstinstitut Frankfurt am Main
    5. 5. Hieronymus Bosch (1450–1516) Adoration of the Magi The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    6. 6. details Hieronymus Bosch (1450–1516) Adoration of the Magi Museo del Prado Madrid
    7. 7. Guido Reni (1575 – 1642)
    8. 8. Guido Reni (1575 – 1642)
    9. 9. Abraham Bloemaert (1564 – 1651)
    10. 10. Abraham Bloemaert (1564 – 1651)
    11. 11. Codex_BruchsalGerman illuminated manuscript with two scenes of the Magi, ca.1220
    12. 12. Hugo van der Goes (1440 – 1483) Adoration of the shepherds
    13. 13. Hugo van der Goes Adoration of the shepherds 1474–76 Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
    14. 14. Jacopo Bassano Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna 1563-65
    15. 15. Jan Gossaert 1510-15 Adoration of Magi National Gallery London
    16. 16. Cornelisz van Oostsanen 1475 Adoration of the Magi
    17. 18. Konrad Witz (1400-1445) Adorazione dei Magi Carol silent night holy night da Joseph-Mohr 1792-1848 prete austriaco
    18. 19. S ound: Divna Ljubojevic - Agni Partene Pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Arangement : Sanda Foişoreanu