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Theotokos


DAILY THEOTOKIA

SATURDAY & SUNDAY (FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENINGS)

THE MYSTERY HIDDEN FROM ETERNITY
AND UNKNOWN TO THE ANGELS,
IS MANIFESTED TO THOSE ON EARTH THROUGH YOU, THEOTOKOS!
GOD BEING INCARNATE OF YOU BY UNION WITHOUT CONFUSION
AND OF HIS OWN WILL FREELY ENDURING THE CROSS FOR US
AND RAISING THE FIRST-FORMED MAN,//
HAS SAVED OUR SOULS FROM DEATH!

MONDAY (SUNDAY EVENING)

BEING RAISED IN THE TEMPLE IN THE HOLY OF HOLIES,
YOU WERE ADORNED WITH FAITH AND WISDOM.
ATTAINING THE CROWN OF VIRGINITY,
THE ARCHANGEL GABRIEL DELIVERED THESE HEAVENLY GREETINGS TO YOU:
REJOICE, REJOICE!
BLESSED ONE, REJOICE!//
ALL GLORIFIED ONE, THE LORD IS WITH YOU!

TUESDAY (MONDAY EVENING)

LET US, THE SINFUL AND UNWORTHY, FLEE FERVENTLY TO THE THEOTOKOS!
LET US FALL DOWN IN REPENTANCE, CRYING FROM THE DEPTHS OF OUR SOULS!
HELP US AND HAVE MERCY ON US, O LADY!
HELP US, FOR WE ARE PERISHING FROM OUR MANY SINS.//
DO NOT TURN AWAY YOUR POOR SERVANTS, FOR YOU ARE OUR ONLY HOPE!

WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY (TUESDAY & THURSDAY EVENINGS)

ALL BLAMELESS VIRGIN MOTHER OF CHRIST GOD:
YOUR MOST HOLY SOUL WAS PIERCED BY A SWORD
WHEN YOU BEHELD YOUR SON AND GOD WILLFULLY CRUCIFIED.
THEREFORE NEVER CEASE TO PRAY TO HIM, ALL BLESSED ONE,//
THAT HE MAY GRANT US REMISSION OF OUR SINS.

THURSDAY (WEDNESDAY EVENING)

THE WORD OF THE FATHER,
EVEN CHRIST OUR GOD,
WAS TRULY INCARNATE OF YOU, VIRGIN THEOTOKOS,
THE ONLY PURE AND BLESSED ONE.//
THEREFORE WE CEASELESSLY MAGNIFY YOU IN SONG!

MATINS DISMISSAL THEOTOKIA

MONDAY & THURSDAY MORNINGS:

WE HAVE NO WAY TO PRAISE YOU WORTHILY, THEOTOKOS,
FOR YOU ARE THE HEIGHT OF CREATION.//
WE BESEECH YOU TO GRANT US YOUR GRACIOUS MERCY.

TUESDAY & SATURDAY MORNINGS:

WE CRY OUT AND MAGNIFY YOU, THEOTOKOS:
YOU ARE THE UNCONSUMED BUSH IN WHICH MOSES SAW, AS A FLAME,//
THE FIRE OF DIVINITY.

WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY MORNINGS:

WE CRY OUT AND MAGNIFY YOU, THEOTOKOS:
YOU ARE THE MOUNTAIN FROM WHICH THE STONE WAS INEFFABLY HEWN,//
WHICH DESTROYED THE GATES OF HELL!


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