Do You Know the Christmas Carol, "God Will Come From Teman?"
The carols of Christmas have begun as we prepare for the birth of Christ. Joyous old hymns celebrating “The First Noel”, honoring a “Silent Night”, and hearing angels beckon “Come All You Faithful” pulse through speakers of our local marketplace.
Orthodox songs are absent in popular American life, so we may be less familiar with the words and meanings. Leading up to the Nativity, several hymns repeat each service, bringing to us the theology of the Church and helping us understand the fullness of the Incarnation.
No service of the Christmas season is more full of wonder and theology than the Royal Hours preceding the celebration of the Nativity of Christ.
Hymns explaining the mystery of God becoming Man through the womb of a Virgin are scattered among litanies, Psalms, and Readings of Scripture. Yet throughout this service a strange phrase is repeated: click here for the rest