Orthodox Prefestal Hymn
Prepare Yourself,O Grotto.
Chanted by"Konstantinos Bilalis"
Mode Plagal 2
Υμνος Ορθόδοξον Προεόρτιον
"Κωνσταντίνος Π. Μπιλάλης"
Text in English
Prepare yourself,O Grotto,for the Ewe is coming,carrying Christ in her womb,O Manger,receive Him who released us earthlings from irrational activity by His word.
You shepherds watching by night,witness to the awesome wonder.
And you Magi from Persia,offer gold,frankincense,and myrrh to the King.
For the Lord has appeared from a virgin Mother.
And bending over Him,the Mother,as servant,worshiped Him,and addressed the Infant in her arms,
"How were You sown in me,and how were You implanted
in me,O my Redeemer and my God?"