The Theotokeia - Second Part

English Midnight Praises - 2

St. Anthony Monastery, California


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The ark overlaid, roundabout with gold, that was made, with wood that would not decay.

It foretold the sign, of the God the Word, who became man, without separation.

One nature out of two, a holy divinity, co-essential with the Father, an incorruptible.

A holy humanity, begotten without seed, co-essential with us, according to the Economy.

This which He has taken, from you O undefiled, He made one with Him, as a hypostasis.

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.

All the souls together, of the children of Israel, brought offerings unto, the tabernacle of the Lord.

Gold and silver, and precious stone, purple and scarlet, and fine linen.

And they made an ark, of wood that would not decay, overlaid with gold, within and without.

You too O Mary, are clothed with the glory, of the divinity, within and without.

For you have brought, unto God your Son, many people, through your purity.

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.