Archive for December, 2010
PSALM 120 (121)
I lifted up my eyes to the mountains, from where my help shall come. My help shall come from the Lord, who made the heaven and the earth. He will not let your foot be moved; and your keeper will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel shall not slumber nor sleep. The Lord shall keep you: the Lord shall cast a shelter upon your right hand. The sun shall not burn you by day, neither the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve you from every evil: the Lord shall keep your soul. The Lord shall keep your coming in and your going out, from this time and forever. ALLELUIA.
Translation in English:
For when I speak about you, O cherubimic throne, my tongue never wearies, from blessing you.
+ For indeed I will go, to the house of David, to acquire a voice by which, I can speak of your honor.
For God has stood, at the borders of Judea, and joyfully granted His voice, which the tribe of Judah accepted.
+ The tribe of Judah is the Virgin, who gave birth to our Savior, and after His Birth, she remained a virgin.
Along with the voice, of Gabriel the angel, we send you greetings, O Mary the Theotokos.
+ Hail to you from God, hail to you from Gabriel, hail to you from us, saying “Hail, we exalt you.”
The holy angel Gabriel, announced to the Virgin, and after the greeting, he strengthened her saying.
+ “Do not be afraid Mary, for you have found favor with God, behold you shall conceive, and bring forth a Son.
And the Lord God shall give Him, the throne of His father David, and He shall reign over the house of Jacob, forever and ever.”
+ Therefore we glorify you, as the ever-Theotokos, ask the Lord on our behalf, that He may forgive us our sins.
Hail to you O Virgin, the very and true queen, hail to the pride of our race, who gave birth to Emmanuel.
+ We ask you to remember us, O our trusted advocate, before our Lord Jesus Christ, that He may forgive us our sins.