How can we not be awestruck with wonder
At your mystical birthgiving, O exalted Mother?
The loving embrace of a man, the most intimate,
Never touched you, O pure, Ever-Virgin.
The Son who was begotten of the Father eternally
Was born in the flesh when the fullness of time had come, O Lady.
And in no way were His perfect natures changed at all,
Not diminished, confused, distorted, or divided.
They remained whole and entire, fully preserved;
All things proper to each were kept completely intact.
Entreat Him to save the souls, O Lady, Virgin and Mother,
Of those who, in orthodox manner, confess you:
Theotokion at the Apostikha
In accord with the will of the Father, O Theotokos,
You conceived the Son of God of the Holy Spirit without the seed of man.
He was begotten of the Father without a mother before the beginning of time;
And now, for our sake, He was born of you without a father.
Never cease to entreat Him to deliver us from harm!
Resurrectional Dismissal Theotokion
We praise you as the Mediatrix of our salvation,
O Theotokos Virgin.
For your Son, our God, Who took flesh from you
Accepted the Passion on the Cross,
Delivering us from corruption as the Lover of Mankind.