Anthology, Panagia, Lammi
I thank Thee for everything
that You gave me.
Material and spiritual,
I thank Thee from the bottom of my soul.
that You did not give me,
for I am not worth it.
I thank Thee for everything,
that You will never give me.
- Theotokos Virgin, rejoice,
- Mary full of grace, the Lord is with You.
- Blessed are You among women,
- and blessed is the fruit of Your womb,
- for You have borne the Savior of our souls.
Θεοτόκε Παρθένε, χαῖρε,
κεχαριτωμένη Μαρία, ὁ Κύριος μετὰ σοῦ.
εὐλογημένη σὺ ἐν γυναιξί,
καὶ εὐλογημένος ὁ καρπὸς τῆς κοιλίας σου,
ὅτι Σωτήρα ἔτεκες τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν.
O my most blessed Queen, O Theotokos,
my hope, guardian of orphans and intercessor for strangers,
Joy of the sorrowful, Protectress of the oppressed;
Thou beholdest my misfortune, Thou seest my sorrow.
Help me, for I am infirm; feed me, for I am a stranger.
Thou knowest mine offense: do Thou loose it, as Thou dost will,
for I have none other help but Thee,
nor any other intercessor save Thee, O Mother of God.
Do Thou preserve and protect me unto the ages of ages.
O spotless, undefiled, incorruptible, chaste and pure Virgin-Bride of God,
who by Your wondrous conception united God the Word with man, and joined our fallen nature with the Heavens; the only hope of the hopeless, and the help of the persecuted; the ever-ready to rescue all that flee unto You, and the refuge of all Christians, spurn me not, the branded sinner, who by shameful thoughts, words and deeds, has made my whole being useless, and through indolence has enslaved my judgment to the pleasures of this life. But as the Mother of the Merciful God, mercifully show compassion unto me, the sinner and prodigal, and accept my supplication which is offered from impure lips unto You.
With Your maternal approach entreat Your Son, our Lord, and Master to open for me the merciful depths of His loving kindness; and overlooking my countless transgressions, guide me to repentance, and show me forth as a worthy worker of His Commandments. As You are merciful, compassionate and gentle, be at my side; and in this present life, be my fervent protectress and helper, thwarting the assaults of the adversaries, and leading me to salvation; and in the hour of my passing take care of my wretched soul, and cast far away the dark faces of the demons. And at the dreadful Day of Judgment, deliver me from eternal punishment, and prove me an heir to the ineffable Glory of Your Son, and our God.
May this glory be my share, O my Lady, Most-Holy Theotokos through Your mediation and help, by the Grace and mercy of Your Only-Begotten Son our Lord, and God, and Savior, Jesus Christ; to Whom is due all glory, honor and worship, together with His Eternal Father, and His All-Holy and Good and Life-Giving Spirit now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.