Canon for the Eve of Theophany
Translated by: V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan
+ Rejoice holy lady in Gabriel's good news! He has proclaimed the coming of the King, the Lord of heaven.
+ Greetings to you, Mary. The Holy Spirit will come to you and the power of the Most High will protect you from above.
+ The One to be born of you is the leader of Israel and he is proclaimed to all as mighty God, the immortal Word.
+ Rejoice and be glad most holy Virgin, who gave birth to the sun of righteousness of the world. He has shined light on the human race.
+ Rejoice and be glad secure door, who gave birth to Christ the king of the world. He is seated on a throne not made with hands.
+ Sensible fleece that Gideon saw, having faith before this. We perceive the inconceivable Nativity and we worship God, who took body from you, O Virgin.
+ Beyond the comprehension of the heavenly choirs, today you revealed the concealed mystery to those born of the earth. Blessed are you, Lord God of our fathers.
+ Invisible to the many-eyed Cherubim, providentially you took our form from the holy Virgin.Blessed are you, Lord God of our fathers.
+ Eternally exalted beyond measure, you are the source of life, satisying perpetually. Blessed are you, Lord God of our fathers.
Bless the Lord and highly exalt him forever.
He took the form of a servant and condemned sin in his own body. Praising without ceasing, highly exalt him forever.
Today he took body from the holy Virgin for the sake of the curse, and he took away the punishment of the first-created. All people, more highly exalt him forever.
He ascended to the heights, enslaving the power of death. Today he is distributed as imperishable gifts for humanity. More highly exalt him forever.
Rejoice, Mother of God, exalted above the Seraphim. Shining forth from yourself light for us, you became the mother of Him who bears all. All nations and races, we magnify you!
You became the foundation of the church. You became the tabernacle of the Holy Spirit. Among the servant angels, Gabriel announced the good news to you. All nations and races, we magnify you!
We behold the terrifying yet wondrous mystery revealed. Conceived of the Holy Spirit, you gave birth to God the Word in the body.
We fall down before you, Mother of God, and we beseech you, immaculate Virgin.
Intercede for our souls and beseech your only-begotten Son--
To save us from temptation and from every danger that we face.
We praise you, God, together with the choirs of bodiless ones who dwell with you on high. Care for your creatures.
We laud you, only-begotten Son and Word, O God, who took body from the Virgin. Care for your creatures.
We extol you, Holy Spirit, who are renewal and life. And let us say together, "Glory to God in the highest."
Wondrous dawn who was concealed from us and incomprehensible Word of the Father; blazing fire who dwelled in a body without harming all creatures.
Miraculous dawn, that dawned from the Virgin, shining light on all creatures; the heavens delighted and the earth rejoiced. And Christ God walked among humans.
We take refuge in your, most holy Lady, greatest one, wondrous one and giver of good things. You are a fountain for the thirsty and rest for the weary and you took within you the divine Word.
Mother of the unspeakable Light and dwelling place of the Son who has no beginning. With praise we magnify her.
Mother of unattainable providence and personal temple of God the Word, with praise we magnify her.
Mother of the entirety of salvation, who bore in your womb the divine One who cannot be borne. All people, with praise we magnify her.