The Theotokeia - Seventh Part (Hail to you Mary)

English Midnight Praises - 2

St. Anthony Monastery, California


Hail to you Mary, the beautiful dove, who gave birth, to God the Word for us.

You are the flower, of incense, that has blossomed, from the root of Jesse.

The rod of Aaron, which blossomed, without planting or watering, is a symbol of you.

O You who gave birth to Christ, our true God, without the seed of men, and remained a virgin.

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.