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Theotokos


DAILY THEOTOKIA

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY (FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENINGS)

WHEN GABRIEL GREETED YOU, O VIRGIN,
HE CRIED OUT LIKE THE RIGHTEOUS DAVID,
FOR IN YOU, SACRED ARK, WAS THE MASTER OF ALL INCARNATE.
YOU WERE MANIFEST AS MORE SPACIOUS THAN THE HEAVENS,
FOR YOU BORE YOUR CREATOR!
GLORY TO HIM WHO DWELLS IN YOU!
GLORY TO HIM WHO COMES FORTH FROM YOU!//
GLORY TO HIM WHO FREES US THROUGH YOUR CHILD!

MONDAY (SUNDAY EVENING)

CREATION EXULTS, FULL OF GRACE,
BECAUSE IT BEHELD IN YOU A WONDER OF WONDERS!
FOR YOU CONCEIVED WITHOUT SEED
AND INEFFABLY GAVE BIRTH TO HIM
UPON WHOM THE COMMANDERS OF THE HOSTS OF ANGELS DARE NOT GAZE://
BESEECH HIM THAT OUR SOULS MAY BE SAVED!

TUESDAY & THURSDAY (MONDAY & WEDNESDAY EVENINGS)

THEOTOKOS, FULL OF GRACE,
YOU CONCEIVED THE FIRE OF DIVINITY WITHOUT BEING BURNED,
AND YOU BORE THE LORD, THE FOUNT OF LIFE!//
SAVE FROM DEATH THOSE WHO MAGNIFY YOU!

WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY (TUESDAY & THURSDAY EVENINGS)

WE HAVE ACQUIRED YOUR PROTECTION, IMMACULATE ONE:
WE HAVE BEEN REDEEMED BY YOUR SUPPLICATIONS,
AND WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN GUARDED BY THE CROSS OF YOUR SON.//
THEREFORE WE ALL RIGHTLY MAGNIFY YOU!

MATINS DISMISSAL THEOTOKIA

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY MORNINGS:

REJOICE, MOST PURE THEOTOKOS AND UNWEDDED BRIDE,//
YOU ARE BLESSED IN THE HEAVENS AND GLORIFIED ON EARTH!

TUESDAY & SATURDAY MORNINGS:

BEYOND SPEECH AND UNDERSTANDING,
WITHOUT A FATHER, THEOTOKOS,
YOU BORE THE ONE WHO IS WITHOUT MOTHER IN HEAVEN://
BESEECH HIM TO SAVE OUR SOULS!


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