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.






19 responses to “Christ is Born! The Angels Sing!”

  1. biermonk Avatar

    Christos Razdajetsja !

  2. Michael Bauman Avatar
    Michael Bauman

    Crosses everywhere in the video. Wow.

  3. Nicholas Stephen Griswold Avatar
    Nicholas Stephen Griswold

    Christ is Born! I have heard this one in Greek too, both are very moving. Thank you. Merry Christmas Father.

  4. Byron Avatar

    Christ is Born! Glory to God!

  5. Debbie Avatar

    Moving and inspiring.

  6. Dobrana Avatar

    Hristos se rodi! Christ is born!

  7. J.R> Jones Avatar
    J.R> Jones

    Christ is born. Glorify Him. Have a Blessed Nativity.

  8. Thomas B Avatar
    Thomas B

    Christós etéhthi! Christ is born indeed!

  9. Maria Xiourouppa Avatar
    Maria Xiourouppa

    Christ is born 🎄⭐️🎄

  10. Karen Avatar

    Christ is born! Glorify Him!

  11. Diana Welsch Avatar
    Diana Welsch


    Christmas is born!! We glorify Him!!

  12. Michael Bauman Avatar
    Michael Bauman

    Christ is Born!

  13. Diana Welsch Avatar
    Diana Welsch

    Sooo, Christ was changed to Christmas in my autospell….

  14. Agata Avatar

    Chrystus się rodzi! Anioły śpiewają!
    Love and blessings to you all!

  15. Michael Bauman Avatar
    Michael Bauman

    God is with us! Understand and submit yourself all ye nations, for God is with us!

  16. Paula Avatar

    Beautiful music!
    Wondrous mystery! Christ is Born!
    His peace. love and joy to all!
    Father, dear to God…we thank you. God’s blessings abound. Looking forward to “Glory to God for all things 2018” 🙂

  17. Dee of St Hermans Avatar
    Dee of St Hermans

    Glory to God Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

    And thank you so much Father for your edifying words and ministry.

  18. Learning to be still Avatar
    Learning to be still

    Father – Thank you for teaching us about Eastern culture, as well as Eastern Christianity. I think I am failing in love with Serbian music!

    Christ is born! Come! Let us worship him with joy and thanksgiving!

  19. Pete Avatar

    Thank you Father for this wonderful post.! Theanthropos! He is the True Gift – i.e., the Eucharist.
    Blessings to all!

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