The Angel Deacon Peter Markevich Jordanville Readings January 11, 2021 “In short, I was completely worn out and awaited Christmas with impatience.” — Olesia Nikolaeva, Ordinary Wonders Today’s reading, the Akathist to the Nativity of Christ is taken from: Ordinary Wonders: Stories of Unexpected Graceby Olesia Nikolaeva; trans. Alexandra Weber An excerpt from the book may also be found at Orthodox Life. Available in print and digital form, wherever books are sold. Music: Sessional Hymn after the third ode at Matins for Holy Saturday. Automelon: Thy tomb, O Saviour About the Podcast Jordanville Readings is produced and distributed by Holy Trinity Publications in Jordanville, NY with the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Luke of Syracuse. All rights reserved. Subscribe today at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts to automatically receive new episodes as they become available! We’ll also post new episodes here at Orthodox Life. For more information about our publishing work, please visit HolyTrinityPublications.com Please support this podcast and our wider publishing work by making a monthly pledge of support.