The Theotokeia - First Part

English Midnight Praises - 2

St. Anthony Monastery, California


And whenever we, gather for prayer, let us bless the name, of my Lord Jesus.

We bless You, O my Lord Jesus, deliver us through Your name, for we have hope in You.

That we may praise You, with Your good Father, and the Holy Spirit, for You have risen and saved us.

Glory be to the Father and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and unto, the age of all ages. Amen.

You are called righteous, O blessed one, among women, the second tabernacle.

Which is called, the holy, of holies, wherein are the tablets.

Of the covenant, and the ten commandments, which are written, by the finger of God.

They have directed us, to the Iota, the name of salvation, of Jesus Christ.

Who was incarnate, of you without change, and became the Mediator, of a new covenant.

Through the shedding, of His holy Blood, He purified the faithful, to be a justified people.

Wherefore everyone, magnifies you, O my Lady the Mother of God, the ever-holy.

And we also pray, that we may win mercy, through your intercessions, with the Lover of Mankind.

Who can speak of, the honor of the tabernacle, which Moses had made, on Mount Sinai.

He made it with glory, as commanded by the Lord, and according to the pattern, shown unto him.

Therein Aaron, and his sons served, the example of the highest, in the shadow of the heavenly ones.

They likened it to you, O Virgin Mary, the true tabernacle, wherein dwelt God.

Wherefore we, magnify you befittingly, with prophetic, hymnology.

For they spoke of you, with great honor, O holy city, of the great King.

We entreat and pray, that we may win mercy, through your intercessions, with the Lover of Mankind.