Friday, July 8, 2016

Theotokos, the Second Heaven

O Theotokos (Mother of God), the second heaven
You are the honoured Mother of the Light.

From sunrise to sunset
the faithful offer you praises
You are the bright and unchanging flower
and the mother who remained a virgin
for the Father chose you
and the Holy Spirit overshadowed you
and the Son deigned to take flesh from you.

Wherefore, ask the Lord
to give salvation to the world
which He created
and to deliver it from all tribulations.

Let us praise the Lord
and sing to Him a new song
now and forever and from all ages to all ages

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