Greek Christmas Carols, “Forty Days and Forty Nights”

Greek Christmas Carols, “Forty Days and Forty Nights”

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Growing up in a Greek home we often heard Kalanda, Christmas carols.  This is a traditional Christmas carol from Western Thrace.

I enjoy the lyrical flow of the music.  I hope you enjoy it as well.

Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

 

Σαράντα μέρες, σαράντα νύχτες η Παναγιά μας κοιλοπονούσε

Kοιλοπονούσε, παρακαλούσε, τους Αρχαγγέλους, τους Ιεράρχες.

Forty days and forty nights our Panagia was travailing in labor.

She was travailing in labor and was begging the Archangels, the Bishops.

 

“Σεις Αρχαγγέλοι και σεις Ιεράρχες να ‘πα να φέρτε μύρο και μόσχο”.

 Κι οι Αρχαγγέλοι για μύρο πάνε κι οι ιεράρχες για μόσχο τρέχουν.

“You Archangels and Bishops, ‘Go and bring me myrrh and incense.’ “

And the Archangels went for myrrh and the Bishops ran for incense.

 

Κι ώσπου να πάνε κι ώσπου να έρθουν, η Παναγιά μας ξελευθερώθη

 Χριστός γεννιέται, χαρά στον κόσμο, χαρά στον κόσμο, στα παλικάρια.

And by the time they left and by the time they returned, our Panagia gave birth

Christ is born! Joy to the world! Joy to the world, for the people.

 

 

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Presvytera Vassi Haros

Presvytera Vassi Makris Haros is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. She is the owner, designer and photographer of V’s Cardbox, In Service and Love. a greeting card company featuring cards with an Orthodox voice. She strongly feels that experiencing the Orthodox Faith through the church’s cyclical calendar of feasts and fasts is a gift that is too often overlooked.