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Theotokos


DAILY THEOTOKIA

SATURDAY & SUNDAY (FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENINGS)

SINCE YOU ARE THE TREASURY OF OUR RESURRECTION,
LIFT UP THOSE WHO HAVE THEIR TRUST IN YOU,
FROM THE DEPTH AND FROM THE PIT OF SINS.
BY GIVING BIRTH TO OUR SALVATION,
YOU SAVED THOSE WHO ARE WEIGHED DOWN BY THE RESULTS OF SIN.
YOU WERE A VIRGIN BEFORE GIVING BIRTH, A VIRGIN AS YOU BROUGHT FORTH,//
AND A VIRGIN AFTER YOU HAD GIVEN BIRTH!

MONDAY (SUNDAY EVENING)

UNDEFILED VIRGIN THEOTOKOS,
WITH THE POWERS OF HEAVEN, PRAY TO YOUR SON
THAT BEFORE THEIR END, HE MAY GRANT TO THOSE WHO FAITHFULLY GLORIFIED HIM//
THE FORGIVENESS OF THEIR SINS.

TUESDAY (MONDAY EVENING)

THEOTOKOS, WE GREET YOU, FOR YOU WERE MANIFESTED AS HIGHER THAN THE ANGELS,//
WHEN YOU CARRIED GOD IN YOUR WOMB!

WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY (TUESDAY & THURSDAY)

VIRGIN THEOTOKOS,
INTERCEDE WITHOUT CEASING TO CHRIST GOD
WHO WAS CRUCIFIED FOR US AND DESTROYED THE POWER OF DEATH//
THAT HE MIGHT SAVE OUR SOULS!

THURSDAY (WEDNESDAY EVENING)

THE FRUIT OF YOUR WOMB, O PURE ONE,
IS THE PERFECT FULFILLMENT OF THE LAW AND OF THE PROPHETS!
THEREFORE, O THEOTOKOS, WE GLORIFY YOU WITH THANKS//
AND EXALT YOU WITH GREAT DEVOTION!

MATINS DISMISSAL THEOTOKIA

MONDAY MORNINGS

YOU SURPASSED THE POWERS OF HEAVEN,
BLESSED THEOTOKOS,
FOR YOU SHOWED YOURSELF TO BE A DIVINE TEMPLE,//
AS YOU BORE CHRIST THE SAVIOR OF OUR SOULS.

TUESDAY MORNINGS

THROUGH THE PRAYERS OF THE THEOTOKOS, GRANT PEACE TO OUR LIVES,//
AS WE CRY OUT TO THEE: GLORY TO YOU, MERCIFUL LORD!

WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY MORNINGS

DELIVER US, THEOTOKOS,
FROM THE SINS WHICH GRIP US,
FOR WE, THE FAITHFUL HAVE NO OTHER HOPE THAN YOU,//
AND GOD WHO WAS BORN OF YOU, WOMAN WORTHY OF ALL PRAISE!


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