The Christmas season is when we wait in anticipation for the coming into the world of the Christ Child. It is a shared tradition of the Christian world to spend this time singing Christmas chants and carols, glorifying the baby Christ and the Most Pure Theotokos. Eastern Orthodoxy shares this well-established tradition, enjoyed by adults and children alike. Experts compare it to popular Christian scholarship, as the texts of the Christmas chants are a narrative of the events that preceded the Nativity of Jesus.
But carols also convey our expectation of a miracle, an outpouring of kindness and fulfilment of our brightest and most coveted wishes on Christmas day. For many of our readers, it is almost there. Here is a small collection of popular Christmas carols from Belarus brought to you by the brothers and sisters of Saint Elisabeth Convent. We wish you a wonderful Christmas season and a merry Christmas to all who are preparing to celebrate it in the coming days.