Katavasia of Ascension
Ode 1: †Let us sing unto the only Savior and God, /
Who guided the people dry-shod in the sea, /
and drowned Pharaoh with all his forces; //
for He is glorified.
Ode 3: †By the power of Thy Cross, O Christ, /
do Thou make steadfast mine understanding, /
that I may hymn and glorify //
Thy saving Ascension.
Ode 4: †I have heard the report of the mighty deed /
of Thy Cross, O Lord, /
Glory to Thy power, O Lord.
Ode 5: †Waking at dawn, /
we cry unto Thee, O Lord: /
Save us, for Thou art our God; //
besides Thee we know none other.
Ode 6: †The abyss hath encompassed me, /
the sea monster is become my grave; /
but I cried unto Thee, the Lover of mankind, //
and Thy right hand saved me, O Lord.
Ode 7: †O Thou Who didst save the Children /
who praised Thee in the furnace of fire, /
blessed art Thou, //
O God of our Fathers.
Ode 8: †Unto God the Son, Who was begotten of the Father before the ages /
and was incarnate of a Virgin Mother in these last times, /
give praise, O ye priests, //
and supremely exalt Him, O ye people, unto all the ages.
Ode 9: †O thou who art Godís Mother transcending mind and word, /
who ineffably in time gavest birth unto the Timeless One, /
thee do we the faithful //
magnify with one accord.