Feast of the Nativity of our Lord (English)


The Diocese has provided resources for the English-speaking faithful to understand and participate in the Nativity Service.

Click here to open/download the Nativity Service Booklet

To print the booklet:

1) Save the pdf file to your computer

2) Open the pdf file and select "Print"

3) Under the option for Page Size & Handling select “Booklet”

4) Under the option for Booklet Subset select “Both Sides

5) Under Orientation, be sure to select “Auto-rotate pages within each sheet

To help in learning the tunes, here are recordings of select hymns. You can download the songs by right-clicking on the desired songs and selecting "save link as".

Nativity Evening (Ramsho)

Nativity Compline (Soutoro)

Nativity Night (Lilio)

Nativity Morning (Safro)

Nativity 3rd Hour

Nativity Service at the Fire (Theejwala) & Exaltation of the Cross (Sleeba Agosham)

This book contains the entire service for the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord (Christmas service). These hymns were versified according to the Syriac tones, using the prose translated by Fr. Dr. Baby Varghese. We welcome any suggestions/comments to improve upon the text and the phrasing of the hymns. Please email them to Dn. Pradeep Hatcher at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (please reference title of the hymn and page number in the booklet).


Special thanks to Dn. Pradeep Hatcher (St. Gregorios Mission Parish, Spokane, WA) for versifying the English prose into hymns and formatting/compiling the book, and to Mr. Alan Alex (St. Gregorios, Dallas), who edited the audio recordings.

We pray that this may help our English-speaking faithful to sing and understand the meaningful liturgical hymns composed by our Church Fathers about the Nativity of our Lord. Christ is born! Glorify Him!

Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church,Diocese of South-West America, 3101 Hopkins Rd Beasley, TX 77417 Ph: 281.403.0670 · Fax: 281-459-0814

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