Friday, January 6, 2012
"When Augustus reigned alone on the earth..."
Christ is born! Glorify Him!
Icon depicting the enrollment of Caesar Augustus, with the Theotokos and the Righteous Joseph (http://www.cirota.ru/forum/view.php?subj=32581&order=&pg=1)
Glory. Both now.
The same Tone. By Kasia.
When Augustus reigned alone on the earth, the many kingdoms of mankind came to an end; and when you became man from the pure Virgin, the many gods of idolatry were destroyed; the cities of the world passed under one single rule; and the nations came to believe in one single Godhead; the peoples were enrolled by decree of Caesar; we the faithful were enrolled in the name of the Godhead, when you became man, O our God. Great is your mercy, Lord; glory to you!
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!