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Theotokia


DAILY THEOTOKIA

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY (FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENINGS)

BEYOND ALL THOUGHT AND EXCEEDINGLY GLORIOUS ARE YOUR MYSTERIES, THEOTOKOS!
SEALED IN PURITY AND PRESERVED IN VIRGINITY,
YOU WERE REVEALED AS TRULY THE MOTHER WHO BORE THE TRUE GOD!//
BESEECH HIM TO SAVE OUR SOULS!

MONDAY (SUNDAY EVENING)

YOU ARE A FOUNTAIN OF COMPASSION, THEOTOKOS:
BEHOLD A SINFUL PEOPLE, AND GRANT MERCY TO US!
REVEAL, AS ALWAYS, YOUR MIGHT!
AS WE TRUST IN YOU, WE CRY OUT, REJOICE!//
AS ONCE DID GABRIEL, THE LEADER OF THE HEAVENLY HOSTS!

TUESDAY & THURSDAY (MONDAY & WEDNESDAY EVENINGS)

THROUGH YOU, EVER-VIRGIN THEOTOKOS,
WE HAVE BECOME PARTAKERS OF THE DIVINE NATURE,
FOR YOU GAVE BIRTH TO THE INCARNATE GOD FOR OUR SAKE.//
THEREFORE WE ALL DEVOUTLY MAGNIFY YOU!

WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY (TUESDAY & THURSDAY EVENINGS)

YOU ARE MOST GLORIOUS, VIRGIN THEOTOKOS!
WE PRAISE YOU, FOR THROUGH THE CROSS OF YOUR SON,
HELL IS LAID LOW AND DEATH IS SLAIN!
WE WHO WERE DEAD IN SIN HAVE RISEN, AND HAVE BEEN GRANTED LIFE!
WE HAVE OBTAINED PARADISE, OUR FORMER DELIGHT!
THEREFORE WE THANK AND GLORIFY CHRIST OUR GOD,//
FOR HE ALONE IS MIGHTY AND GREAT IN MERCY.

MATINS DISMISSAL THEOTOKIA

MONDAY & SATURDAY MORNINGS:

HOLY MOTHER OF THE INEFFABLE LIGHT,
HONORING YOU WITH THE HYMNS OF THE ANGELS,//
WE RIGHTLY MAGNIFY YOU!

TUESDAY & THURSDAY MORNINGS:

WE MAGNIFY YOU, AND CRY OUT, THEOTOKOS:
REJOICE, CLOUD OF THE NEVER-SETTING LIGHT,//
FOR YOU CARRIED THE LORD OF GLORY IN YOUR WOMB!

WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY MORNINGS:

THEOTOKOS, WE MAGNIFY YOU, AND CRY OUT: REJOICE!
FOR YOU ARE THE STAFF FROM WHICH SPRANG FORTH
WITHOUT SEED//
THE GOD WHO DESTROYED DEATH ON THE TREE.


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