O Virgin pure

My beloved spiritual brothers and sisters in Christ God,

CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE.

O VIRGIN PURE
[A poem written by Saint Nektarios of Aigina]

O Virgin pure, immaculate,
O Lady Theotokos.
O rejoice, Bride unwedded!
O fleece bedewed with every grace.
O Virgin Queen and Mother
O rejoice, Bride unwedded!
More radiant than the rays of the sun,
and higher than the heavens.
O rejoice, Bride unwedded!
O joy of virgin choruses, superior to the
Angels.
O rejoice, O Bride unwedded!
O brighter than the firmament and purer
than the sun’s light.
O rejoice, Bride unwedded!
More holy than the multitude of all the
heavenly armies.
O rejoice, Bride unwedded!

O Ever-Virgin of all the world, the
Lady.
O rejoice, Bride unwedded!
O Bride All-Pure immaculate, O Lady
Panagia.
O rejoice, Bride unwedded!
O Mary Bride and Queen of all, the cause
of our rejoicing.
O rejoice, Bride unwedded!
O Noble Maiden, Gracious Queen,
Supreme Holy Mother.
O rejoice, Bride unwedded!
More Honorable than the Cherubim,
beyond compare more glorious
O rejoice, Bride unwedded!
Then the unbodied Seraphim,
transcending the Angelic Thrones.
O rejoice, Bride unwedded!

Rejoice, the song of Cherubim rejoice,
the hymn of Angels
O rejoice, Bride unwedded!
Rejoice the ode of Seraphim, the joy of
the Archangels.
O rejoice, Bride unwedded!
Rejoice, O peace and happiness and
cause of our rejoicing.
O rejoice, Bride unwedded!
O Sacred Chamber of the Logos/Word, the flower
of corruption.
O rejoice, Bride unwedded!
Rejoice O Sacred Tree of life and Fount of
immortality.
O rejoice, Bride unwedded!

I supplicate you, Lady now, I fervently
attend to you.
O rejoice, Bride unwedded!
O Queen of all, I earnestly implore and
seek your favor.
O rejoice, Bride unwedded!
O Gracious Maiden, spotless one, O Lady
Panagia.
O rejoice, Bride unwedded!
I call upon you ardently, O Holy Hallowed
Temple.
O rejoice, Bride unwedded!
O rejoice, Bride unwedded!
O help me and deliver me protect me from
the enemy,
O rejoice, Bride unwedded!
And make me an inheritor of the blessed life
eternal.
O rejoice, Bride unwedded!

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AKATHISTOS TO THE MOTHER OF GOD

Joy to Thee, Mother of the Lamb and the Shepherd.
Joy to Thee, Herder of spiritual sheep.
Joy to Thee, Avenger on invisible enemies.
Joy to Thee, Opener of the gates of Paradise.
Joy to Thee, heaven rejoices with the earth.
Joy to Thee, earth dances with Heaven.
Joy to Thee, Resounding Tongue of the Apostles.
Joy to Thee, uncounquerable Courage of the victorious.
Joy to Thee, Mighty Bulwork of Faith.
Joy to Thee, glorious Monument of Grace.
Joy to Thee, Through Thee Hades was stripped.
Joy to Thee, through Thee we received the garb of glory.
Joy to Thee, virgin Bride.
Joy to Thee, Initiate of inscrutable counsels.
Joy to Thee, Warrant of them who crave rest.
Joy to Thee, Prelude of the Wonder of Christ.
Joy to Thee, Perfection of His Teachings.
Joy to Thee, Heavenly Ladder, upon Whom God descended.
Joy to Thee, Bridge that leads from earth up to Heaven.
Joy to Thee, Glory oft-declared by the Angels.
Joy to Thee, sore Wound of all devils.
Joy to Thee, Who inexpressibly hast receive the Light.
Joy to Thee, Who hast taught no one the way of it.
Joy to Thee, overflowing the knowlede of the wise.
Joy to Thee, illuminating the senses of the faithful.
Joy to Thee, virgin Bride.
(Orthros, Saturday Akathistos)

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"Glory Be To GOD
For
All Things!

– Saint John Chrysostomos

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With sincere agape in His Holy Diakonia (Ministry),
The sinner and unworthy servant of God

+ Father George

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