Let us go before, O brethren,
and cleanse ourselves for the Queen of virtues;
for behold she hath come bringing to us a fortune of good deeds,
quenching the uprisings of passion
and reconciling the wicked to the Master.
Let us welcome her, therefore, shouting to Christ God,
O thou who arose from the dead, keep us uncondemned, who glorify Thee,
O Thou who alone art sinless.