|Artwork by Niko Chocheli|
PREPARE O BETHLEHEM: THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY, by Niko Chocheli. Luminously illustrated verses from Orthodox hymns of the prefeast and feast of the Nativity. To read my past post about this artist and his books, click here.
THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD by Sister Elayne (now Mother Melania), illustrations by Bonnie Gillis. Beautifully rendered watercolors accompany the poetic telling of the birth of Christ. To read more about Mother Melania and her books, click here. (Be watching for a post from me about all her books, coming soon!)
That's the end of my "40 Books for 40 Days" Advent Christmas book list. I hope you liked it! Have a Merry Christmas as we celebrate our Lord's Nativity...
What shall we offer You, O Christ,
who for our sakes has appeared on earth
as a man?
Every creature made by You
offers You thanks,
the angels offer You a hymn;
the heavens a star; the magi gifts;
The shepherds, their wonder; the earth
the wilderness, the manger;
and we offer You a virgin mother.
O pre-eternal God, have mercy on us!
-THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD