Our Lady of the New Advent

.Our Lady of the New Advent.

Joyous were to-day the Watchers, that the Wakeful came to wake us!  Who would pass this night in slumber, in which all the world was watching?  Since Adam brought into the world the sleep of death by sins, the Wakeful came down that he might awake us from the deep sleep of sin.

–Ephraim the Syrian, Hymns on the Nativity