Katavasia of the Transfiguration
Ode 1. The choirs of
and beholding the riders and captains of the enemy swallowed by the waters,/
they cried out for joy: //
‘Let us sing unto our God, for He hath been glorified.’
Ode 3. The bow of the mighty hath waxed feeble /
and the weak have girded themselves with strength: //
therefore is my heart established in the Lord.
Ode 4. I have heard of Thy glorious Dispensation, O Christ our God: /
how Thou wast born of the Virgin, /
so that Thou mightest deliver from error those who cry aloud to Thee: //
Glory to Thy power, O Lord.
Ode 5. Thou hast parted the light from the original chaos, /
that Thy works might celebrate Thee in light, O Christ, as their Creator: //
do Thou direct our paths in Thy light.
Ode 6. In mine affliction I cried unto the Lord, /
the God of my salvation, //
and He hearkened unto me.
Ode 7. Of old the Abrahamite Children in
trampled down the flame of the furnace, /
whilst crying out with hymns: //
O God of our Fathers, blessed art Thou.
Ode 8. In
bravely trampled upon the threat of the tyrant and the fire; /
thrown into the midst of the flames but refreshed with dew they sang: //
‘O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord.’
Ode 9. Thy birthgiving was undefiled: /
God came forth from thy womb, /
and He appeared upon earth wearing flesh /
and made His dwelling among men; //
therefore we all magnify thee, O Theotokos.