Megalynaria of the Theotokos Sung after the Supplicatory Canon to her 

Higher than the heavens above art thou, 

And thou art much purer 

than the radiance of the sun; 

for thou hast redeemed us 

out of the curse that held us. 

O Mistress of creation, 

with hymns we honor thee. 

From the great abundance of all my sins, 

ill am I in body, 

ailing also am I in soul. 

Thee have I as refuge; 

do thou, therefore, help me, 

O hope of all the hopeless, 

for thou art full of grace. 

O Lady and Mother of Christ our God, 

receive supplication 

from us wretches who beg of thee 

that thou make entreaty 

unto the One born from thee; 

O Mistress of creation, 

do thou intercede for us. 

Now we chant with eagerness unto thee 

with this ode most joyful, 

O all-hymned Mother of our God; 

together with the Baptist

and all the saintly choirs, 

beseech, O Theotokos, 

that we find clemency. 

Speechless be the lips of the impious 

who refuse to reverence 

thy revered icon which is known 

by the name Directress, 

and which hath been depicted 

for us by the Apostle Luke the Evangelist. 

O all ye arrays of Angelic Hosts, 

with the holy Baptist, 

the Apostles' twelve-numbered band, 

all the Saints together, 

as well as God's Birthgiver, 

pray make ye intercession 

for our deliverance.