Principal Canon of Exodus 15 (Avak Orhnootyoon)
(Յաղթական քեզ օրհնութիւնք)
Translated by: V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan
Triumphant praises to you, O Lord, who divided the water of the depths of the sea. For in it, you crushed the head of the tyrant and by means of your cross you raised the captives to life.
By the voluntary death which came from you, O Lord, you liberated the spirit of power. In the midst of death, you destroyed death and swept it away. And by your cross you raised the captives to life.
We sing praise to you alone among women, who remained a virgin after giving birth; for Light from light was revealed to the world through you. And he lifted the curse of the first mother by means of his ineffable birth to you.
Look at the words of the prophet, the living message, who proclaimed to us the dew of life from heaven.
The prophet foretold your descent for us, Christ, and he called the voluntary suffering of the cross, saying, “He spread out his wings and received him.” And lifted up, he brings salvation to the world.
Blessing in the highest to you alone, who took body from the holy Virgin. We sing praise, saying, glory to you, Christ, who came by the will of the Father to save us.
Clap your hands, all nations and praise God, for the fire, God the Word, took body from the Virgin. He destroyed hell and dissolved the power of death.
The holy apostles received the cup of joy from the orchard of immortality. They went forth throughout the universe and enlightened it, inviting all into the kingdom of heaven.
On the day of vengeance, of apportionment to the ungodly, you will raise us to the choir of spiritual ones in place of the fallen angels, by the intercession of the holy Mother of God.
We have come to know you, Christ, as glorified together with the Father and the Spirit. The prophets foretold your self-humbling from heaven. Know and see that the Lord has worked wonders.
The Sun of Righteousness has shone on us from the East. We have seen him enthroned with authority upon the chariot of the cross. Know and see that the Lord has worked wonders.
Heaven and Earth not sufficient to bear the Light, O Dwelling. You served nature of the Word. Supplicate your only-begotten Son for us.
Our hearts have become established in you, Christ God, and we have rejoiced in your salvation. Receive our supplications, only Lover of mankind.
In your wisdom you prepared knowledge for us creatures. And by your resurrection you made known our resurrection. Receive our supplications, only Lover of mankind.
Rejoice, Mary, who became mother of Christ. And pray to God the Word, who took body from you, to save us from temptation.
Rising at night we cry; hear us, Lord, for apart from you we know none other, O Lover of mankind.
Grant us your peace, O Lord, and save us from the hands of lawless, cruel rebels. For apart from you we know none other, O Lover of mankind.
Through the intercession of your mother and ever Virgin, we implore you, Christ, Savior of the world. For apart from you we know none other, O Lover of mankind.
When my days leave me, Lord, help me, only Lover of mankind.
You took upon yourself the suffering of the cross and death. Lord, help me, only Lover of mankind.
Through the intercession of the holy Mother of God and ever Virgin, Lord, help me, only Lover of mankind.
The heavenly hosts and those created by your immaculate hand bow down to you, all-holy Trinity, ever glorifying your lordship.
Let us bow down before your all-holy cross, O Lord, by which you removed your creatures’ condemnation of death, ever glorifying your lordship.
All-praised Mother of God, Mary, cherubic throne of the economy of our Creator. All nations ever bless him.
From the belly of the whale, the prophet cried and said, “Lord, look upon me and to do give me over this mighty one.”
I raised my voice from the depths of the abyss to merciful God. May the voice of my cry reach your ears, O Lord.
Through the intercession of the holy Mother of God and ever Virgin, I plead. Lord, save me from the womb of the invisible enemy.
I heard the wondrous news of your economy. For humbling yourself from heaven, you took body from the holy Virgin and you were crucified with the thieves. And surprised, I was amazed at your infinite love for mankind.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
The prophet foretold your magisterial resurrection. He says, you rose into your chariot. Your riding, O Christ, became salvation in your rising.
Now and always and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
You appeared to save creatures from death. And amazed, hell trembled in awe of your all-powerful glory.