Canon of Theophany. The Fourth Day
(Այսօր Գաբրիէլ ցնծութեամբ երգեաց)
Translated by: V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan
+ Today, rejoicing, Gabriel sang good news to the holy Virgin, who gave birth to the Savior of our souls.
+ The One whom heaven and earth cannot contain was revealed to us from the virginal womb as life, God, the visitor of mankind.
+ The Magi followed the shining of the brilliant star that preceded them as a sign to the birth of the Son of God.
+ Today the angel Gabriel, joyously sang to the holy Virgin, saying, "Rejoice, O favored one, the Lord is with you."
+ Today the good news of the archangel joyously filled the holy Virgin, for the Only-begotten descended into the womb of the VIrgin.
+ Today the universe gleamed at the good news of the holy Virgin for the Word assumed body and dwelled in us.
+ O God the Word without beginning, who, from the bosom of the Father, took upon yourself to dwell in the Virgin's womb, we extol you, God of our fathers.
+ Seated with the Father upon a throne not made with hands, you were placed in a manger for unthinking [animals], O King of glory. We extol you, God of our fathers.
+ Unceasingly praised by the thrice-holy song of the four-faced [angels], you were honored with the offerings of the magi in the cave. We extol you, God of our fathers.
Praise the Lord and highly exalt him forever.
+ Christ, the immortal king, sharing the divinity of the Father and the Spirit; today he became a child from the immaculate holy Virgin, saving us. People, praise him and highly exalt him forever!
+ Christ, creator of creatures, sharing the glory of the Father and the Spirit, today toook upon himself to be baptized by the hand of a terrestrial [man], saving us. Priests, praise and highly exalt him forever!
+ O Mother of God, source of the unending Light that gives light to people of faith, singing in unison we magnify you!
+ O splendor of human virginity, you are the angels' joy. You removed the curse. For this, O Mother of God, we magnify you!
+ O true Orient of the Sun of righteousness, whom whom salvation has dawned over the universe, singing in unison we magnify you!
Hymn of Psalm 50
+ We beseech you, co-eternal Son of the Father. Today with the nature of the first-created one you were born of the Virgin as God and man. Have mercy on us.
+ We beg you, co-divine Son of the Father. Today you were placed in a manger and you were honored by the angels as God and man. Have mercy on us.
+ We entreat you, true Holy Spirit. Today in the appearance of a dove you were revealed to the world as God. Have mercy on us.
Hymn of Psalms 148-150
+ Dwelling with the Father upon the fiery throne and ministered to by the angels, today, by the Father's will you were revealed on earth with a body, by virtue of a virginal birth. With the bodiless armies we unceasingly sing your praises.
+ In the presence of whom the troops of the thrones, assembled with the Seraphim, trembled in terror, covering their faces with their wings like veils, today you were fed like a babe from the breasts of the virgin out of your love for mankind. With the bodiless armies we unceasingly sing your praises.
+ From inexplicable glory you lowered yourself to earth and bore the infirmities of earthly nature. Today, out of your love for mankind, you restored to life the sinful first father. With the bodiless armies we unceasingly sing your praises.
Hymn of Psalm 91
+ O Virgin and Mother and dwelling of the divine incarnation, we thank you and exalt you, who gave birth to the Savior of life for the human race. For this, O Mother of God and Virgin, we sing your praise as mother and handmaiden of our Savior.
+ The Offspring of the Father, of the timeless Ancient of days forever, in time dwelled in your womb but was not separated from the Father. For this, O Mother of God and Virgin, we sing your praise as mother and handmaiden of our Savior.
+ Not only the children of mankind, but also the supernal powers, the choirs of bodiless ones from heaven, the fiery watchful ones and angels give thanks and exalt and glorify the mother and handmaiden of our Savior.