As the Archangel beheld you, immaculate one, a living scroll of Christ, which the Spirit had sealed, he cried out to you: ‘Hail, vessel of joy, in whom the curse of Eve is lifted’. O most holy Mother of God, save us!
O Mother of God, living and overflowing fountain, strengthen those who sing your praise and who gather now to honor you, and on this occasion of your divine commemoration, deem them worthy of the glorious crown of heaven.
The Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos
christ in our midst!