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Agni Parthene

Mary, mother of God, but also mother of everyone`s. She concerns about our redemption, ready to come every time we need her help. It had also happened to monk Nectarios; while he had found himself in deep sadness, she came and through her help, he had written hymn Agni Parthene, perhaps one of the most famous recent hymns.  Chanted in many settings and translated into many languages, its poetic rhythm lends itself to easy performance and memorization. It’s the kind of hymn that gets stuck in your head.

O pure and virgin Lady,/ O spotless Theotokos: Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

O Virgin Queen and Mother/ O dewy fleece most sacred:/ Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

O height transcending heaven above/ O beam of light most radiant:/ Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

O joy of chaste and virgin maids/ surpassing all the angels:/ Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

O brilliant light of heaven above/ most clear and most radiant: / Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

Commanding chief of heavenly hosts/ O holiest of holies/ Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

O ever-virgin Mary/ O Mistress of creation:/ Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

O Bride all-pure and spotless/ O Lady all-holy:/ Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

O holy Mary, Bride and Queen/ and cause of our rejoicing/ Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

O Maiden Queen most hon’rable/ O Mother most holy/ Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

More precious than the cherubim/ more glorious than the seraphim:/ Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

Surpassing principalities/ dominions, thrones and powers:/ Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

Rejoice, song of the cherubim/ Rejoice, hymn of the angels:/ Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

Rejoice, ode of the seraphim/ and joy of the archangels:/ Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

Rejoice, o peace; Rejoice, o joy/ and haven of salvation: Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

O bridal chamber of the Word/ unfading, fragrant blossom:/ Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

Rejoice, delight of paradise/ Rejoice, life everlasting:/ Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

Rejoice, o holy tree of life/ and fount of immortality:/ Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

I supplicate thee, Lady/ I humbly call upon thee:/ Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

O Queen of all, I beg thee/ to grant me thy favor:/ Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

O spotless and most honored maid/ O Lady all holy:/ Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

I call upon thee fervently/ thou temple most holy:/ Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

O thou my help, deliver me/ from harm and all adversity:/ Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

And by thy prayers show me to be/ an heir of immortality:/ Rejoice, O unwedded Bride!

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