Katavasia of the Great Canon
Ode 1. He is for me unto salvation Helper and Protector. /
He is my God and I glorify Him, /
God of my fathers is He /
and I exalt Him, //
for He is greatly glorified.
Ode 3. O Lord, upon the rock of Thy commandments /
make firm my wavering heart, //
for Thou alone art Holy and Lord.
Ode 4. The Prophet heard of Thy coming, O Lord, /
and he was afraid: /
how thou wast to be born of a Virgin and revealed to men, /
and he said: “I have heard the report of Thee and I was afraid.” //
Glory to Thy power, O Lord.
Ode 5. From the night I seek Thee early, O Lover of mankind: /
give me light, I pray Thee, /
and guide me in Thy commandments, //
and teach me, O Savior, to do Thy will.
Ode 6. With my whole heart /
I cried to the all-compassionate God: /
and He heard from the lowest depths of hell, //
and brought my life out of corruption.
Ode 7. We have sinned, we have transgressed, we have done evil in Thy sight; /
we have not kept or followed Thy commandments. /
But reject us not utterly, //
O God of our fathers.
Ode 8. The hosts of heaven give Him glory; /
before Him tremble cherubim and seraphim; /
let everything that hath breath and all creation praise Him, /
bless Him, and exalt Him //
above all for ever.
Ode 9. Conception without seed; /
nativity past understanding, /
from a Mother who never knew a man; /
childbearing undefiled. /
For the birth of God makes both natures new. /
Therefore, as the Mother of our God, /
with true worship //
all generations magnify thee.