Leavetaking of the Nativity of our Lord - Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 4

Your Nativity, O Christ our God, / has shone to the world the Light of wisdom! / for by it, those who worshipped the stars, / were taught by a Star to adore You, / the Sun of Righteousness, / and to know You, the Orient from on High. / O Lord, glory to You!

Kontakion — Tone 3

Today the Virgin gives birth to the Transcendent One, / and the earth offers a cave to the Unapproachable One! / Angels with shepherds glorify Him! / The wise men journey with a star! / Since for our sake the Eternal God was born as a Little Child!