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Looking for a hymn to Theotokos
« on: November 22, 2013, 04:39:37 AM »
"Zastupnice usierdnaja, Mati Hospoda Wyszniago"  in CS

What is that? When is it used? Full text in English.

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Re: Looking for a hymn to Theotokos
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2013, 05:42:58 AM »
Both expressions come from the Small Paraklesis to the Theotokos, but there they occur in different stanzas:

Zastupnitsa userdnaja (Greek therme presbeia) = "fervent advocate"

Mati Gospoda vyshnjago (Greek Meter Theou tou Hypsistou) = "Mother of God/Our Lord the Highest"

There is some Slavic para-liturgical hymn where they occur together: http://www.findthatfile.com/search-49984417-hMP3/audio-download-10-Zastupnitse-Userdnaya,-Mati-Gospoda-Vishnyago.mp3.htm
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Re: Looking for a hymn to Theotokos
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2013, 06:46:36 AM »
Troparion of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, Tone IV —
O earnest helper, Mother of the Lord Most High,/ thou dpst entreat Christ, thy Son and our God, in behalf of all,/ and causest all to be saved who have recourse to thy mighty protection,/ O Lady, Queen and Mistress,/ help us all who, amid temptations, sorrows and sickness,/ are heavy laden with many sins,/ who stand before thee and with tears pray to thee with compunctionate soul/ and contrite heart before thine all-pure image,/ and who have unfailing hope in thee:/ grant deliverance from all evils,/ and things profitable unto all, O Virgin Theotokos,/ and gave us all, for thou art the divine protec­tion// of thy servants.
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