The Theotokeia - Fifth Part

English Midnight Praises - 2

St. Anthony Monastery, California


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You are the lampstand, made of pure gold, carrying, the ever-burning Lamp.

That is the unapproachable, Light of the world, that proceeds from, the unapproachable Light.

The true God, out of true God, who was incarnate, of you without change.

By His coming, He gave light to us, who were sitting in darkness, and in the shadow of death.

And He guided our feet, in the path of peace, through the communion, of His holy sacraments.

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 ranks on high, cannot resemble you, O golden lampstand, that carries the true Light.

That was made of, pure and chosen gold, and was placed, in the tabernacle.

That was managed, by the hands of men, who brought oil for its lamps, by day and by night.

He who dwelt in your womb, O Virgin Mary, gives light to every man, who comes into the world.

For He whom you gave birth too, is the Sun of righteousness, and He has healed us, of all our sins.

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.