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The Christmas Story
by Katina Patitsas

The Christmas Story by Katina Patitsas
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This collection of songs is meant to teach and isnpire the listener about the Nativity of Jesus Christ. From the Old Testament prophecies to the flight into Egypt made by the Christ child with His mother, the album brings together traditional Christmas carols along with original songs written by Katina.

Track Listing

Title Length Sample
1. The Voice in the Wilderness
Hear prophecies found in the Old Testament proclaiming the Messiah. The "voice in the wilderness" is understood to be St. John the Baptist. He is the prophet who prepares the way, and as a triumphant song, begins the Christmas Story.
2. The Annunciation
This song conveys the miraculous meeting that occurred between the Virgin Mary and the Archangel Gabriel. The intricate guitar picking, violin, and words from the scripture expresses the story of the Annuciation.
3. Make Ready O Bethlehem
Here is a new American Christmas Carol with a catchy refrain. The words are inspired from the text found in the Orthodox Church done on Nativity.
4. On This Day
Translated from the Greek, this Greek folk song joyfully proclaims the fundamental belief that God became Man.
5. I Wonder as I Wander
TThis song takes the listener far away from the high tech world we live in, with violin, guitar, and contemplative thought.
6. God is With Us
Emmanuel: In fulfillment of the words of David the Prophet in the Book of Psalms, Emmanuel is born. This song portrays His presence with splendor.
7. Away In the Manger
Is this just another rendition of the song? Or can one almost picture the stars shining down on the Christ Child?
8. I Saw Three Ships
Two guitars announce the arrival of the ships. This is a memorable version of an old forgotten Christmas Carol.
9. The Coventry Carol
This mysterious Christmas Carol is announced by guitar picking and a rich, clear vocal.
10. The Holly and the Ivy
A classic song with its cheerful melody and pleasant harmonies. A favorite of many!
11. Saint Basil’s Feastday
A charming folk story about a well-loved Saint. Heartwarming vocals, down to earth guitar and violin explain the meaning quite well.
12. All Through the Night
Short but sweet; rich and clear, with uplifting guitar chords.
13. Peace On Earth
This ballad adds a dimension to Christmas that is surprising and meaningful. The story is from tradition, the song declares in the refrain: “Peace on earth; goodwill towards men!”
14. Silent Night: (English and Greek versions)
A timeless treasure in both Greek and English. Not to be missed, it will warm your soul.
15. A Miracle of Song: Kontakion of Nativity (English and Greek Versions) 3:30


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