Excerpt from: Orthodox Christianity and the English Tradition

41. Nativity

Through the centuries and long years,
Despite wrong teachings, vain ideas,
All the errors and faithless fears,
Thy Church called us to salvation;
The Trinity's Revelation
In the Gospellers' narration.

Thy coming we have awaited
To save the world Thou created,
Healing scars of sin and hatred,
Gathering good among all men,
Teaching the truths beyond our ken,
Making us clean in soul again.

Amid the quickening dark of night,
The Virgin-Mother bearing light
To those bereft of inner sight
Declares once more the age-old call -
Thy Church's voice that spoke by Paul -
True God is born True Man for all.

December 1992

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