"for we have sinned and grown old and our Father is younger than we" -- G.K. Chesterton
Friday, December 23, 2011
Troparia of the Pre-feast
"Prepare, O Bethlehem, for Eden has been opened to all. Adorn yourself, O Ephratha, for the Tree of Life blossoms forth from the Virgin in the cave. Her womb is a spiritual paradise planted with the fruit divine; if we eat of it we shall live forever and not die like Adam. Christ is coming to restore the image which He made in the beginning."