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 priest of the Orthodox Church in America, Pastor Emeritus of St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He is also author of Everywhere Present and the Glory to God podcast series.






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

  1. Lynne A Avatar
    Lynne A

    Thank you for this beautiful song!

  2. Thom Bales Avatar
    Thom Bales

    Merry Christmas Father Stephen!

  3. Joan Avatar

    Christ is born ! glorify Him!

  4. David Waite Avatar
    David Waite

    Thank you, Father!

  5. David Waite Avatar
    David Waite

    Christ is born! Glorify Him!

  6. Michael Bauman Avatar
    Michael Bauman

    I waked into our temple this morning with Bishop Basil standing in his throne, the chanters and choir singing and my heart leaped for joy and I said: “This is Christmas” Standing there I began to pray for all the folks who could not be in their local Temple to celebrate with Joy the Birth of our Lord and Savior.

  7. Michael Bauman Avatar
    Michael Bauman

    The Christmas hymns sound so much more full in the Slavonic languages than in English. There is a melodic gentleness and joy in them them that the English does not have even though I cannot understand the words.

  8. Victoria Avatar

    I love that the backdrop of this video is a busy urban bustling city • for even Bethlehem was a city where Christ was born !

    Christ is born! Glorify Him!! Wishing you and your loved ones every blessing Fr Stephen.

  9. Byron Avatar

    Christ is born; glorify Him!

    A beautiful song, Father. Thank you for sharing it.

  10. Kathleen Hughes Avatar
    Kathleen Hughes

    Christ is born! Glorify Him! Alleluia!

  11. Jolene M Benson Avatar
    Jolene M Benson

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Father! Thank you for sharing this beautiful hymn with us!

  12. Diana Christina Avatar
    Diana Christina

    Christ is born! Glorify Him! There is so much beauty in the world! Merry Christmas Father!

  13. Lisa Avatar

    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful Christmas song. Angels surely are singing! Merry Christmas

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