The Theotokeia - Sixteenth-Eighteenth Parts

English Midnight Praises - 2

St. Anthony Monastery, California


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Sixteenth Part
Who is likened unto You, O Lord among the gods, You are the true God, the Performer of miracles.

You revealed Your power, to the people, and You saved Your people, with Your arm.

You descended into Hades, and brought up, those who were captives, in that place.

And granted us again, the freedom, as a good God, for You have risen and saved us.

Seventeenth Part
Christ our God, has risen from the dead, He is the first-fruit, of those who slept.

He appeared to, Mary Magdalene, and spoke to her, and likewise said:

"Tell My brethren, to go to, Galilee, and there they will see Me."

So Mary came forth, to the Disciples, and told them she had seen the Lord, and that He told her so.

Eighteenth Part
It was truly, good caring, of the Saint, Mary Magdalene.

She came to the tomb, on the first day of the week, seeking earnestly, the Resurrection of the Lord.

She saw the angel, sitting on the stone, proclaiming and saying, "He is risen He is not here."

Wherefore we glorify Him, proclaiming and saying, "Blessed are You O my Lord Jesus, for You have risen and saved us."