Monday, March 22, 2010
Akathist Hymn, First Stanza in Arabic
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!
For my dear brother Nizar in Lebanon. We are worlds apart, but one in spirit. God bless you.
Posted by Orthodox Christian Resources at 7:48 PM