The Theotokeia - Fourth Part

English Midnight Praises - 2

St. Anthony Monastery, California


Font:

You are the pot, made of pure gold, wherein was hidden, the true Manna.

The Bread of life, which came down for us, from heaven, gave life unto the world.

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.

It befits you, to be called, the golden pot, where the manna was hidden.

For that was kept, in the tabernacle, as a testimony, to the children of Israel.

Of the good things, that the Lord God, did unto them, in the wilderness of Sinai.

You too O Mary, have carried in your womb, the rational Manna, that came from the Father.

You bore Him without blemish, He gave unto us, His honored Body and Blood, and we live forever.

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.