Do thy ever sing the Paraklesis in your church?
"To the Theotokos, let us run now most fervently,
As sinners and lowly ones,
Let us fall down in repentance,
Crying from the depths of our soul:
Lady, come and help us,
Have compassion upon us;
Hasten now for we are lost
In the host of our errors;
Do not turn your servants away,
For you alone are a hope to us."
"O Theotokos, we shall not cease from speaking of all your mighty acts, all we the unworthy ones; for if
you had not stood to intercede for us, who would have delivered us from such numerous dangers? Who
would have preserved us all until now in true freedom? O Lady, we shall not turn away from you; for you
always save your servants from all manner of grief. "
"You shelter, all those who in faith ﬂee to you, with your mighty hand, O pure one, as you are good; no one
else have we who sin as a perpetual intercession with our God in dangers and sorrows, we who have been
burdened with our abundant sins, Theotokos in the highest. Therefore, we all fall down before you; rescue
us, your servants from adversities."
"You are the joy of all that sorrow, and of the oppressed a guardian, and nurture of all the poor, comfort to
the estranged, a support you are to the blind, visitation of all the sick, a shelter and succour to those
brought down by pain, helper of orphaned ones: you are Theotokos in the Highest, O spotless Maiden; , we beg you, to redeem your slaves."
"Lady, receive the supplications of your slaves, and deliver us from every afﬂiction and necessity. "