…and in the hills shepherds were tending their flocks that night. The heavens opened, and an angel appeared before them and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were greatly afraid.
And the angel said unto them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all men. Rejoice, for unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And you shall find the child lying in a manger wrapped in swaddling clothes . . .”