Canon of Theophany. The Second Day
(Այսօր բանն ի Հօրէ)
Translated by: V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan
+ Today the Word from the Father was revealed on earth, through an inseparable and indescribable mystery, by means of the virgin womb.
+ Today the Creator of heaven and earth—eternally from the Father, without seed from the Virgin—was embraced as a child in his mother's arms.
+ He cleansed the Jordan and washed away the sins of the world; whom all creatures unceasingly praise, equal in his divinity with the Father and the Spirit.
+ Light has dawned from the Light of the Father, and has illumined the universe: the imperishable birth of the shadowless light, whom the choirs of bodiless [angels] always glorify.
+ God is revealed in the land of the Jews, and in Bethlehem was born in the cave a child, eternally from the Father. And God and man is born in time and comes into being, whom the choirs of bodiless [angels] always glorify.
+And the shepherds, having seen the wondrous dawn of the star, hurried to the manger for unthinking [beasts], in which the child was placed, whom the choirs of bodiless [angels] always glorify.
+Delight and rejoice, Mary, not yet wed, for a Savior was born of you, who is the anointed Lord in the city of David, whom the choirs of bodiless [angels] always glorify.
+ Born with a body from the virginal womb, O Word from the Father before the ages, let us sing: Lord God, glorified is your name.
+ Seated among the Cherubim with the Father, O Son without origin, having become a babe, you were inexplicably wrapped in swaddling cloths. Let us sing: Lord God, glorified is your name.
+ Bestower of all that is good to the human race, you were presented to the Magi today. Let us sing: Lord God, glorified is your name.
Praise the Lord. Highly exalt him forever.
+ The One who is inexplicably enthroned in glory with the Father was revealed on Earth. Praise him. Highly exalt him forever.
+ Christ, who was ineffably born a king from a virgin, is also unceasingly glorified by the angels as God. O priests, praise him. Highly exalt him forever.
+ O Mother, light of Light and dwelling of the life-giving Word, all nations and races shall call you blessed.
+ O Mother of the Creator and of the restorer of the withered form, all nations and races shall call you blessed.
+ Light has shone from you upon us who sat in darkness. All nations and races shall call you blessed.
Hymn of Psalm 50
+ The shepherds, having heard the terrifying words of the supernal ones in the spiritual hymns they uttered, praised the birth and the dawn of the undifferentiated Light.
+ Proceeding to the cave by the good news of the archangel, they saw that the One whom the Seraphim cannot see, had humbled himself as a child, placed in a manger for irrational animals.
+ The Magi observed the radiance of the star, foretelling this to be God. For they had arrived to see the One who had taken body, offering him worship.
Hymn of Psalms 148-150
+ In the midst of the shepherds, the bodiless choirs of the heavenly host, praised the dawn of the great Light from the Father for our salvation.
+ And the Magi, by the sign of the star, came to Bethlehem, worshipped the Lord, and offered in the cave the gifts of the mystery.
+ And the shepherds sing with the angels, "Glory in the highest to you, great God," who came for the salvation of the universe by means of your Epiphany.
Hymn of Psalm 91
+ Most praiseworthy and higher than heaven, you bore in your womb the unapproachable Lord, and you gave birth to the delight of the world. For this, we all magnify you always.
+ Most radiantly glad every Virgin, who inexplicably conceived the Word incontainable Word, giving birth to God incarnate. For this, we all magnify you always.
+ Daniel foretold your seedless birth as a stone cut from the mountain without hands, O heavenly bride, and mother who remained a virgin after birth. For this, we all magnify you always.