On the Way to Bethlehem
Prophecy of Jeremiah (23:5) -
"Behold the days come, says the Lord, and I will raise up to David a just branch: and a king shall reign, and shall be wise, and shall execute judgement and justice in the earth."
O cave, prepare yourself to receive the Mother who bears Christ within her womb. O manger, receive the Word who destroyed the sins of all. O shepherds, keep watch and then bear witness to the awesome wonder. O magi, from Persia now come, and bring your gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the King. For the Lord has appeared from a Virgin Mother; yet she bowed to Him as a servant and spoke to Him in her bosom, saying: "How were You conceived in me? How did You grow in me, my God and Savior?" (Hours of Divine Praise
, Samohlasen, tone 6)