12417Re: [ustav] Fathers Kontakion
- Jan 1, 2003
> Dear List,Prophet
> In case some of you are preparing the service for the Sunday Before
> I noticed on Fr. John's rubrics, he has (I think this is for the
> Daniel and Three Youths), after Glory..., the:beareth
> Kontakion *6: A hand-wrought image ye would not worship...
> Where I have:
> Fathers Kontakion *1 SPEC. MEL: ³THE CHOIR OF ANGELS...²
> Be glad, O Bethlehem!/ Make ready, O Ephratha!/ For, lo! she who
> the Lamb and great Shepherd in her womb/ doth make haste to givebirth./
> Beholding this, the God-bearing fathers are glad,// with the shepherdsJRS: What you have is the Kondak of the Fore-feast of the Nativity:
> hymning the Virgin who giveth milk.
that would be sung after "Both now..."
What Fr. John gives is that of the Holy Fathers (and also Dec. 17, St.
Daniel and the 3 Youths). This is sung after "Gloria", prior to "Both
now" and the Kondak of the Fore-feast.
Fr. John R. Shaw
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