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Christmas Songs in Koine Greek

For your lyrical pleasure this χ-mas, I point you to several Christmas songs in ancient Greek: O Come O Come Emmanuel, which I translated and posted last November. O Holy Night, from Louis Sorenson, who catalogs audio resources at Let’s … Continue reading

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Christmas Trees in Ancient Greek

How can you talk about your χ-mas tree in Koine Greek? As is often the case, so as not to reinvent the τροχός, it’s good to see what Modern Greek uses for ‘Christmas tree.’ MGk uses τὸ ἔλατο. In fact, you can listen … Continue reading

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Greek Version of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

I’m the kind of person who finds myself singing Christmas carols in the middle of 110-degree heat in August. I don’t condone this sort of behavior; it just happens. I especially love advent hymns that capture some of the rich … Continue reading

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