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Pentecost : Hymn to the Theotokos

2nd Kanon, Irmos – Ode 9 Regular OCA Translation : Rejoice, O Queen, glory of mothers and virgins.No tongue, however sweet or fluent is eloquent enough to praise you worthily.Every mind is overawed by your childbearing.Therefore with one voice we glorify you Archimandrite Ephrem (from Greek) : Hail Queen, glorious virgin mother;For every fluent, every…

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4th week Pascha : Wednesday Matins

IKOS You watered my parched and barren soul with the rich crimson streams of Your precious blood.You made me bear fruits of righteousness;You bade all to come to You, all-holy Word of God: Draw the water of immortality! It is living water; it cleanses sins away!Cleanse us who offer praise to Your glorious Resurrection, Good…

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4th Week after Pascha : of the Paralytic

You cured the woman of her painful haemorrhage. The woman with the flow of blood sneaks into the crowd . She thinks, “I only need to touch the hem of his cloak to be healed”. She is right. Christ’s power transcends material nature — this is why the relics of saints are so grace filled.…