Penitential Hymns of Exodus 15 (Abashkharootyan Orhnootyoon)
(Քրիստոս Աստուած աստուծոց)
Translated by: V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan
Christ, God of Gods, have mercy on me.
In iniquity did my mother bear me into sin. I beseech you, Savior, have mercy on me.
Wounded by sin, I fall down before you, Savior. Do not overlook me. Have mercy on me.
The tax collector, sighing, received forgiveness in the temple. With his voice, I too cry, “Have mercy on me, O God.”
The thief beseeched from the cross, “Remember me, Lord.” With his voice, I too cry, “Have mercy on me, O God.”
The prodigal son, pleading, beseeched you. “I have sinned in heaven and before you.” With his voice, I too cry, “Have mercy on me, O God.”
Grant us temperence, Lord, after the example of Lazarus the poor man, so that through voluntary poverty we might become worthy of the kingdom of heaven with him. Hear us and have mercy on us, Christ God.
Instead of hunger for bread, you granted him the bread of immortality. And for the rich man’s indifference you received him in the bosom of Abraham. Hear us and have mercy on us, Christ God.
Enlighten the eyes of the heart to receive mercy for us in mercy from you, so that we might not beg for a fingertip of water for refreshment in the flaming fire.
Glorify the God without beginning, the almighty Father with the vigilant angels in heaven.
Glorify the only-begotten Son born of the Father, with an angelic voice.
And glorify with an exhilirating voice the Holy Spirit who makes new, with unceasing voice.
God without beginning and heavenly Father, glorified by the immortal hosts of heaven, we praise you, Father without beginning.
You humbled yourself from the heights for our salvation, O liberator of bonds and healer of our souls. We extol the only-begotten Son.
Consubstantial with the Father and glorified with your only-begotten, O distributor of gifts and giver of mercy. We glorify you, true Holy Spirit.
You shined the divine light of your Word upon the darkness of ignorance engulfing the world. Enlighten us, too, O Wisdom of the Father.
You gave an example in symbol of the general judgment to the rich man and Lazarus, contrarily giving them what they received here.
For this we beseech you, Lord, to save us from the fire of sin and torment; that we might rest in the bosom of Abraham the patriarch.
With whom, together with the choirs of angels, in unison we too might sing glory in the highest to the undivided holy Trinity.
Rejoice in the overshadowing power of the Most High and dwelling of the Holy Spirit, by whom you gave birth to God the Word. Intercede for us Mary, Mother of God.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Spring of life flowing from Eden, holy Mother of God, by whom the parched earth drank through the wisdom of the Spirit. Bid Him to give us springs of tears to purify us of our sins.
Now and always and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Through you all of us here below delight in your second coming, and the choirs of bodiless angels ever exult with the heavenly beings.