Happy to you, too!
This is my favorite decade!
What a wonderful post to start October!
**Here the Blessed Virgin represents the Temple, the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant, images of the Church.**
Of course, for the Son of God was within her womb.
“An archangel was sent from Heaven to say to the Theotokos: Rejoice! And beholding Thee, O Lord, taking bodily form, he was amazed and with his bodiless voice he stood crying to Her such things as these:
Rejoice, Thou through whom joy will shine forth:
Rejoice, Thou through whom the curse will cease!
Rejoice, recall of fallen Adam:
Rejoice, redemption of the tears of Eve!
Rejoice, height inaccessible to human thoughts:
Rejoice, depth undiscernible even for the eyes of angels!
Rejoice, for Thou art the throne of the King:
Rejoice, for Thou bearest Him Who beareth all!
Rejoice, star that causest the Sun to appear:
Rejoice, womb of the Divine Incarnation!
Rejoice, Thou through whom creation is renewed:
Rejoice, Thou through whom we worship the Creator!
Rejoice, O Bride Unwedded!”
Here is the First Ode of the Akathist partially in the Mother Tongue and partially in English:
And here it is in Arabic...my favorite after Greek:
Here is the Kontakion of the Annunciation by the truly magnificent Divna Ljubojevic:
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And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.