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Theotokos


DAILY THEOTOKIA

SATURDAY & SUNDAY (FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENINGS)

AS THE ONE WHO CALLED YOUR MOTHER BLESSED,
YOU CAME OF YOUR OWN FREE WILL TO THE PASSION.
YOU SHONE ON THE CROSS, SEEKING TO RECALL ADAM
AND SAYING TO THE ANGELS:
REJOICE WITH ME, FOR THE LOST COIN IS FOUND!//
YOU HAVE ORDERED ALL THINGS IN WISDOM, OUR GOD: GLORY TO YOU!

MONDAY (SUNDAY EVENING)

GABRIEL'S ANNUNCATON TO THE VIRGIN
WAS THE BEGINNING OF SALVATION,
FOR SHE HEARD THE GREETING AND DID NOT FLEE FROM THE SALUTATION,
NOR DID SHE DOUBT AS DID SARAH IN THE TENT.
INSTEAD SHE PROCLAIMED: BEHOLD THE HANDMAID OF THE LORD;//
BE IT UNTO ME ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD!

TUESDAY (MONDAY EVENING)

VIRGIN THEOTOKOS, GOOD HOPE OF THE WORLD,
WE SEEK NO OTHER HELP THAN YOUR. POWER!
HAVE COMPASSION ON YOUR PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO OTHER PROTECTOR,
AND INTERCEDE WITH THE MERCIFUL GOD
THAT HE MAY SAVE OUR SOULS FROM ALL DANGERS,//
FOR YOU ARE THE ONLY BLESSED ONE!

WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY (TUESDAY & THURSDAY EVENINGS)

VIRGIN THEOTOKOS, PRAY TO YOUR SON, CHRIST OUR GOD,
WHO DELIVERED THE WORLD FROM ERROR
WHEN HE WILLINGLY ACCEPTED CRUCIFIXION,//
THAT HE MAY HAVE MERCY ON OUR SOULS!

THURSDAY (WEDNESDAY EVENING)

HOLY AND PURE LADY, VIRGIN THEOTOKOS,
YOU INEFFABLY GAVE BIRTH TO THE CREATOR OF ALL:
TOGETHER WITH THE APOSTLES,
PRAY WITHOUT CEASING TO HIS MERCY
THAT HE MAY SAVE US FROM OUR PASSIONS,//
AND GRANT US REMISSION OF OUR SINS!

MATINS DISMISSAL THEOTOKIA

MONDAY MORNING

AS YOU RECEIVED, THEOTOKOS,
THE WORD OF THE ARCHANGEL,
YOU WERE REVEALED AS THE CHERUBIC THRONE://
YOU BORE IN YOUR ARMS THE HOPE OF OUR SOULS!

TUESDAY MORNING

NO ONE WHO RUNS TO YOU, PUREST VIRGIN THEOTOKOS, DEPARTS IN SHAME.//
ASKING FOR GRACE, HE RECEIVES THE GIFT OF HIS WORTHY REQUEST.

WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY MORNINGS

IN THESE LATTER TIMES, YOU BORE THE SON AND WORD OF GOD,
HE WHO WAS BEGOTTEN FROM THE FATHER WITHOUT A MOTHER BEFORE THE AGES.
HE WAS INCARNATE OF YOUR PURE: BLOOD, THEOTOKOS, WITHOUT SEED OF MAN.//
BESEECH HIM THAT REMISSION OF SINS BE GRANTED US BEFORE THE END!

THURSDAY MORNINGS

PURE VIRGIN MOTHER OF GOD,
YOU WERE FOUND WORTHY OF GREAT GIFTS,
FOR YOU BORE IN THE FLESH ONE: OF THE TRINITY,//
CHRIST THE GIVER OF LIFE, FOR THE SALVATION OF OUR SOULS!


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