Christ Is Born! The Angels Sing!

A Serbian Christmas Song – lyrics by St. Nikolai Velimirovich

Andjeli Pevaju

Noć prekrasna i noć tija,
nad pećinom zvezda sija,
u pećini mati spi,
nad Isusom andjel bdi.

Andjeli pevaju,
pastiri sviraju,
andjeli pevaju
mudraci javljaju:
Što narodi čekaše,
što proroci rekoše,
evo sad se u svet javi,
u svet javi i objavi:
Rodi nam se Hristos Spas
za spasenje sviju nas.
Aliluja, aliluja,
Gospodi pomiluj!

(deep voice) no matter what you are doing, spin threads for heaven!

Angels Sing  (lyrics)

the night so grand and placid,
a star shining over the cave,
the mother sleeping in the cave,
the angel keeping watch over Jesus.

the angels are singing,
the sheperds are fluting,
the angels are singing,
the wise bring it forth:
what the nations awaited,
what the prophets had said,
here and now it is announced,

it is announced and brought forth:
Christ, our Redeemer is born!
for the Salvation of us all.
halleluya, halleluya,
Lord, have mercy!

Joy, Soul, Passion, Honor, Jesus, Faith, Hope, Salvation, Peace, Repentance, the Lord, Calmness, Love, Charity, Harmony…

(addendum) God’s peace! Christ is born! Truly, He is born!… let’s renew ourselves, let’s lift up the pillars!

About Fr. Stephen Freeman

Fr. Stephen is a retired Archpriest of the Orthodox Church in America, Pastor Emeritus of St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He is also author of Everywhere Present: Christianity in a One-Storey Universe, and Face to Face: Knowing God Beyond Our Shame, as well as the Glory to God podcast series on Ancient Faith Radio.





11 responses to “Christ Is Born! The Angels Sing!”

  1. Paula Pepe Avatar
    Paula Pepe

    Father Stephen,
    Blessed Nativity to you….now and ever and to the ages of ages!

  2. Nicholas Stephen Griswold Avatar
    Nicholas Stephen Griswold

    Beautiful. Thank you for this gift on Nativity Morn, Father. Joy of the Feast

  3. Michael Bauman Avatar
    Michael Bauman

    Glorify Him!

  4. Helen Avatar

    The chorus has left a wonderful earworm today 🙂

    Thank you Father for all you write and share. Merry Christmas!

  5. Salih Kurtbas Avatar
    Salih Kurtbas

    Merry Christmas Fr.

  6. Mihai Avatar

    Merry Christmans everyone.

    Here is my own contribution with traditional Romanian carols:

  7. Levi Avatar

    Christ is Born! Greetings from the frozen North. God bless you Father.

  8. Caio Avatar

    Blessed Nativity for all who celebrate according to the new calendar! Christ is Risen!!!

  9. Milos Avatar


    A correction of the translation – the verse “where the angel of Jesus has been” should be “an angel keeping watch over Jesus” or something to that effect.

    Merry Christmas!
    Christ is born!

  10. seraphim Avatar

    there ya go again, made my day!

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