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Theotokos


DAILY THEOTOKIA

SATURDAY & SUNDAY (FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENINGS)

REJOICE, GATE OF THE LORD WHICH NO ONE CAN FORCE!
REJOICE, RAMPART AND SHELTER OF THOSE WHO COME TO YOU!
REJOICE, UNDISTURBED HAVEN THAT NEVER KNEW MAN!
SINCE YOU GAVE BIRTH IN THE FLESH TO YOUR MAKER AND GOD,
NEVER CEASE TO INTERCEDE FOR THOSE//
WHO SING A HYMN OF PRAISE TO YOUR SON AND WORSHIP HIM!

MONDAY (SUNDAY EVENING)

WE CRY TO YOU EXULTINGLY WITH THE ANGELS,
WITH MANKIND ON EARTH:
REJOICE, GATE WIDER THAN HEAVEN!
REJOICE, ONLY SALVATION OF THE HUMAN RACE!
REJOICE, HONORED LADY, FULL OF GRACE,//
FOR YOU GAVE BIRTH TO THE INCARNATE GOD!

TUESDAY (MONDAY EVENING)

SHOW FORTH YOUR READY PROTECTION, THEOTOKOS,
YOUR HELP AND MERCY TO YOUR SERVANTS.
IN YOUR PURITY, CALM THE STORMS OF MY EMPTY THOUGHTS,
AND RAISE UP MY WOUNDED SOUL,//
FOR I KNOW, VIRGIN, THAT YOU CAN DO ALL YOU DESIRE.

WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY (TUESDAY & THURSDAY EVENINGS)

LET THE ERROR OF IDOLOTRY BE DESTROYED
THROUGH THE MIGHT OF THE CROSS OF YOUR SON,
AND THE POWER OF DEMONS BE TRAMPLED,
LADY ALL PLEASING TO GOD!
THEREFORE WE FAITHFUL EVER SING HUMBLY TO YOU,
WE BLESS AND EXALT YOU,//
PROFESSING THAT YOU ARE TRULY THE MOTHER OF GOD!

THURSDAY (WEDNESDAY EVENING)

THE WONDERFUL MYSTERY OF THE VIRGIN
WAS THE SALVATION REVEALED TO THE WORLD,
FOR YOU, LORD, WERE BORN OF HER WITHOUT HUMAN SEED,
AND APPEARED IN THE FLESH WITHOUT CORRUPTION, THE JOY OF ALL!/
O LORD, GLORY TO YOU!

MATINS DISMISSAL THEOTOKIA

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY MORNINGS:

YOU HAVE SHOWN FORTH TO THE WORLD FROM A VIRGIN,
CHRIST OUR GOD,
THROUGH HER, MAKING US SONS OF LIGHT!//
O LORD, HAVE MERCY ON US.

TUESDAY & THURSDAY MORNINGS:

YOU ARE THE FORTRESS OF CHRISTIANS, MOST HOLY THEOTOKOS!
EVER DELIVER YOUR PEOPLE WHO ALWAYS CRY OUT TO YOU:
RESIST ALL SHAMEFUL AND ARROGANT THOUGHTS,//
THAT WE MAY CRY: REJOICE, EVER VIRGIN!


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