Monday, February 3, 2020

SUPPLICATORY CANON TO THE PARAMYTHIA ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD



Supplicatory Canon to the Most Holy Mother of God of Consolation
A poem by Gerasimos Mikragiannanitos the Monk

Ode 1.  Tone 8.  Having crossed the sea.
O well-spring of divine compassion and consolation, receive the cries of our entreaties and rescue us from manifold afflictions.
As the queen of the angels and of all men, our salvation and refuge and consolation, O Mother of God, console us in every affliction.
Having been rescued long ago from attacks, pure Mother of God, we cry out to you with all our heart:  from every looming threat, our Consolation, rescue us.
Having incorruptly borne the Creator, O Virgin full of grace and ever-virgin Mary, protect this monastery of yours unharmed by the corruption of passions and dangers.

Ode 3.  Of the apse of Heaven.
O Virgin, by your attentive care always guide to the path of repentance and to the divine life those who faithfully take refuge in your venerable icon and glorify you, for you are our consolation.
Overwhelmed by a multitude of transgressions, I have fallen, and though I am despondent I faithfully cry to you:  Lead me up from the abyss of deception, as you are our help, immaculate Virgin.
Your cheerful countenance is full of divine sympathy and looks down on us in your icon, wherefore we cry to you:  bestow on us, your slaves, consolation and deliverance from dangers.
From a violent attack of pirates1 you long ago saved your monastery of Vatopaidi; but also preserve, our Consolation, this holy flock of yours from every anxiety.
Preserve from every painful misfortune, our Consolation and Mother of God, those who faithfully have recourse to your icon.

Tone 2.  Fervent protection.
Your highly-honored icon has been lifted up and dedicated to your help as a well-spring of blessings, Virgin, gushing forth consolation and salvation of souls and mercy for those who run to it in fervent faith and offer you divine praise. 

Ode 4.  I have hearkened, O Lord.
Be the sacred solace of your monastery, which is dedicated to you, as you are the consolation of the faithful and their foundation, all-hymned Virgin.
Your all-honorable icon, in which your sweet countenance is seen, has become a mystical sanctuary for this monastery of yours, our Lady.
We magnify, immaculate Virgin, your great providence concerning us; for you give your abundant consolation to your suppliants.
From all anguish and attack of dangers and afflictions, guard us and keep us above them, highly favored virgin Mother of God.

Ode 5.  Illumine us.
You are truly the Mother of God and the safe shelter of your divine monastery in Rhodes; therefore also everyone runs to you.
Your holy icon like a brilliant light spreads out the graces of the wealth of your kindness in Rhodes, Mother of God.
Ever fulfil sympathetically our requests as you are our true consolation, champion and support, O Mother of God.
O pure Virgin, sympathetically look from above on the Rhodians who reverently fall before you and honor your icon, O Mother of God.

Ode 6.  I pour out my supplication.
The abbot of the monastery fulfilled the instruction of your words, Maiden, and averted its looming destruction.  Wherefore also now remove far from us, our Consolation, every deceptive attack of our terrible enemy.
Your divine icon gushes forth streams of miracles, consoling Virgin, and pours water on the hearts of the reverent Rhodians unto salvific fruitfulness; wherefore we take refuge faithfully in your divine monastery, Mother of God.
The monastery of Vatopaidi has been wonderfully protected by your voice, O Virgin from the destructive attack of pirates; but even now deliver from every misfortune your monastery in Rhodes, whose boast is the invocation of your name in faith.
The faithful approaching with longing your holy temple, O Mother of God, receive consolation and divine mercy and healing of passions and they sing a hymn of thanksgiving to your great kindness.
Preserve, our Consolation and virgin Mother of God, those who faithfully take refuge in your icon from every painful adversity.

Tone 2.  By the streams of your blood.
O refuge and fervent consolation, since you possess wondrous providence, we call you our consolation, for you console us in our afflictions; wherefore we proclaim your grace.

Prosomoion.  Tone 6.  Having placed all hope.
Ever-virgin Mother of the Creator of all, all-holy and immaculate Queen, great consolation and preservation of mortals:  cause the commotion of temptations and misfortunes and of every affliction to abate, and provide consolation and healing to all our souls in your inexhaustible kindness; for because of your deeds, pure Virgin, the faithful reverently call you our consolation, singing hymns to you.

Ode 7.  Out of Judea.
Having heard your divine voice, Maiden, the abbot was amazed; having seen your form, which was full of pity, he reverently called to you:  Our Consolation, you are the virgin Mother of God.
By the spiritual cultivation of your fervent providence for your flock, we gather the fruits of your divine consolation and compassion, crying, Rejoice, pure Virgin, our protection.
By your attentive care, our pure consolation and Virgin Mother of God, guide to the path of the commandments of the Savior those who cry to you in faith:  O God of our fathers, blessed are you.
With a sprinkling of divine dew of your fervent mediations, our pure Consolation, quench the coals of the unclean passions of those who faithfully cry to you:  Rejoice, pure Virgin, blessed above all.

Ode 8.  The King.
Glory of the angels and consoling Virgin, console the hearts2 of those who exalt exceedingly your unutterable Son.
O Maiden and Consolation, ever be the shelter, fortress and calm haven of this monastery, which honors you with longing.
Our Consolation, heal all who fall before your divine icon of the passions, diseases of body and sicknesses of heart.
We draw the greatest grace from your immaculate image, O Maiden and Consolation, when we fall before your venerable icon.

Ode 9.  Fittingly the Mother of God.
O fiery throne of the king of all and inexhaustible well of compassion, O Virgin and Consolation, you preserve us.
We importune you to crush the very crafty serpent who creeps treacherously towards your flock, O Virgin and Consolation.
Be the champion and shelter for your monastery which looks to you unceasingly for your mediation, for you, O Virgin, are our consolation and our guardian.
We hymn your grace and protection, our Consolation and all-hymned Virgin, because you attend to us affectionately and ever save us.

1.  Lit., an attack of piratical madness.
2.  Lit., thoughts.

Monday, December 30, 2019

SUPPLICATORY CANON TO ST. DIONYSIOS OF ZAKYNTHOS


ODE I
Saint of God, pray for us.
All merciful God and deliverer, by the supplications of Dionysios, grant me deliverance from dangers, only merciful one, and make me worthy of your kingdom.
Saint of God, pray for us.
All merciful God and deliverer, by the supplications of Dionysios, grant me deliverance from dangers, only merciful one, and make me worthy of your kingdom.
Glory.
Great and mighty God, who has magnified your saints on Earth, have pity on all your people by the prayers of Dionysios, for you are rich in mercy.
Now.
By the entreaties of your mother, O Christ, have compassion on your people.  Quickly grant us peace, for you alone are compassionate to your churches.

ODE III
Saint of God, pray for us.
O Savior of all and Lord Creator, who alone are glorified in your saints by the wholly acceptable entreaties of your servant, send down your mercies on us all.
Saint of God, pray for us.
O Savior of all and Lord Creator, who are glorified in your saints by the wholly acceptable entreaties of your servant, send down your mercies on us all.
Glory.
By the priestly mediations of our father among the saints, O compassionate God, deliver from all kinds of dangers those who run to you with faith and tears.  Deem all the faithful worthy of the kingdom of Heaven, as you are compassionate.
Now.
O Lord, as you have dwelt in the Virgin’s womb, receive her supplications and those of Dionysios, and save all who have trusted in you and make them worthy of your kingdom, O Savior.

Preserve us from dangers by the entreaties of Dionysios, for we all hope in you and cry out to you, O compassionate one, to deliver your suppliants from deadly harm.
Visit your suppliants by the entreaties of your hierarch and grant us your mercies, O compassionate and all-merciful God.

Kathisma
Christ Jesus, have mercy on your servants, as great Dionysios prays fervently for us.  By his intercessions, deliver us from spiritual dangers and show us to be partakers of divine glory, for you alone glorify your saints.

ODE IV
Saint of God, pray for us.
All-bountiful God, by the supplications of your hierarch have mercy on us, your suppliants, O long-suffering one, so that we may glorify you gratefully.
Saint of God, pray for us.
All-bountiful God, by the supplications of your hierarch have mercy on us, your suppliants, O long-suffering one, so that we may glorify you gratefully.
Glory.
All powerful Lord, send down your rich mercy on us who hymn you, O compassionate one, by the intercessions of Dionysios.
Now.
The wholly unblemished Lady beseeches you with Dionysios, O greatly merciful one, to present your servants with propitiation for their offenses.


ODE V
Saint of God, pray for us.
O God, my God, who is glorified in your saints, by the supplications of Dionysios keep us safe, invulnerable to afflictions and make your servants worthy to enjoy the delight of Paradise.
Saint of God, pray for us.
O God, my God, who is glorified in your saints, by the supplications of Dionysios keep us safe, invulnerable to afflictions and make your servants worthy to enjoy the delight of Paradise.
Glory.
As in a pillar of cloud, O Lord, you in ancient times spoke with your saints Samuel and Moses, who kept your divine ordinances, so now grant to us the forgiveness of all offenses by the supplications of Dionysios.
Now.
Lord of mercy and infinite abyss of compassion, by the intercessions of her who bore you and of hierarch Dionysios, watch over us, so that we may all glorify you gratefully forever.

ODE VI
Saint of God, pray for us.
Be gracious to me, O Savior, though I have provoked you often, and rescue me from the eternal fire, O compassionate Lord, by the supplications and intercessions of Dionysios.
Saint of God, pray for us.
Hear, O God, the prayer of your suppliant.  Through the acceptable supplications of Dionysios deliver from the eternally blazing fire one who has angered you.
Glory.
O greatly compassionate one, accept the supplications of Dionysios and make us worthy to attain to your kingdom, for we suppliants run to you, the Savior of our souls.
Now.
Merciful king of all, in your compassion have mercy on your suppliants, by the supplications of your immaculate mother and of your servant Dionysios, so that we may gratefully magnify your might.

Preserve us from dangers by the entreaties of Dionysios, for we all hope in you and cry out to you, O compassionate one, to deliver your suppliants from deadly harm.
Hear your suppliants by the entreaties of your hierarch and grant us your mercy, O compassionate and all-merciful God.
Visit your suppliants by the intercessions of the hierarch, giving us your mercies, compassionate and all-merciful God.

Kontakion
The tomb and death did not conquer the Mother of God who is unsleeping in her intercessions and our steadfast hope by her protection; for He who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb translated the Mother of life to life.

Troparion.  Plagal Second Tone. 
Christ, you arose on the third day.
We fall down before you, O Lord, crying the “We have sinned!”  Do not overlook us, but pity us who faithfully have run to your protection and save us by the prayers of Dionysios.

Another.  Having put all hope. 
Compassionate Master, who are wondrous in your saints, magnify your mercies in me, for you are long-suffering, and deliver me from terrors—as God grant this—and deem me worthy to attain to your divine glory.  By the intercessions of your divine mother.  And deliver your slave from unending punishment, by the prayers of the hierarch, the august Dionysios, so that I may hymn you and glorify you, my God and maker.

ODE VII
Saint of God, pray for us.
We offer to you, O Master, the great hierarch Dionysios as our intercessor; by his supplications have mercy on us and save us who cry to you in faith, Blessed are you, the God of our fathers.
Saint of God, pray for us.
My God, may your mercies be glorified in me by the supplications of Father Dionysios, defending us who cry to you in faith, Blessed are you, the God of our fathers.
Glory.
By your merciful will, have mercy on us all who extol you by the supplications of Dionysios, and make us partakers of your divine glory, who cry unto you, Blessed are you, the God of our fathers.
Now.
By the supplications of your mother, O long-suffering Word, and by the mighty intercessions of Dionysios, deliver us from dangers who honor you with longing and cry, Blessed are you, the God of our fathers.

ODE VIII
Saint of God, pray for us.
By the priestly mediations of Dionysios, deliver your suppliants from dangers who exalt you forever, O Christ.
Saint of God, pray for us.
O Word, by the supplications of Dionysios, show forth those who fervently hymn you to be partakers of ineffable delight.
Glory.
The renowned hierarch importunes you, O Redeemer and King of Glory, to make us worthy of glory on high.
Now.
O Christ our Savior, by the supplications of your mother and of Dionysios, save all those who exalt your power to the ages.

ODE IX
Saint of God, pray for us.
The great hierarch, O Christ, begs you earnestly to grant forgiveness of offenses to those who sing your praises and glorify you in faith.
Saint of God, pray for us.
By the supplications of Dionysios, receive and encompass the island of the Zakynthians, which sings your praises and glorifies you with longing.
Glory.
O compassionate one, fill your servants with joy and gladness by the entreaties of Dionysios, for they glorify and magnify you with longing.
Now.
Your all-pure mother, with Dionysios, importunes you who alone are long-suffering, to save from dangers those who glorify you in faith.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Supplicatory Canon to St. Nicholas Planas, Champion of the Married



Supplicatory Canon to St. Nicholas Planas, Champion of the Married



Ode I.  

Irmos.  Crossing the sea.
Now that you have fallen asleep in the Lord in a holy manner, Father Nicholas Planas, you have become the companion of the saints, and I entreat you to beseech God to deliver me from sins and misfortunes.
Being as zealous as the Fathers, O Father Nicholas Planas, you performed the divine sacrifice, completing the liturgy and praying as many times as there were days.
Since you were bathed with tears of earthly compunction, O Father Nicholas Planas, pray to the Lord to grant forgiveness of sins to those who have asked you, O holy one.
You joyfully put the sins of all men on your shoulders, O Planas, Father Nicholas, and you helped all men zealously, ever praying to the Mother of God.



Ode III.  

Irmos.  Of the apse of Heaven.
You, with Nicodemus, were the second blossom of Paradise on the island of Naxos and now with him you earnestly entreat your God and Master to give grace and mercy to the Naxians.
Holiest, fervent father of Vouliagmeni and of the temple of the Forerunner, by your holy and sacerdotal intercessions entreat your God to give us illumination and divine mercy.
Imitating the life of the seraphim and the other ranks of angels, you lived on earth as a poor man and not as one enmeshed in earthly things, and you distributed your wealth to your relatives and emptied out your wallet to the poor.
You were a consolation to all sinners and you offered prayers fervently to the Mother of God in the church of Elisha; you performed vigils and raised every man from the earth as one inspired.



Ode IV.  

Irmos.  I have hearkened, O Lord.
You prolonged every pain in the recesses of your soul when you remained without a wife, O saint, and you yearned after the solitary life.
You renounced, Nicholas, every ordinary desire of the flesh and you lived as an angel on earth with complete self-control.
Although you lived amid the roar of many waters, Father Nicholas, sometimes with dry feet you reached the church of Elisha and kept vigil.
For the greatest number of hours, all-holy saint, you were offering up your divine intercessions to God and you awaited the fervent entreaty of the Mother of God.



Ode V.  

Irmos.  Illumine us.
Only gracious, all-merciful and clement Lord, by the intercessions of Nicholas Planas grant me your peace now and the forgiveness of my sins.
Merciful and clement Lord, by the fervent prayers of your saint grant your mercy and the forgiveness of trespasses now to all men.
You hearkened to the law, O good one; prescribe the laws for me by your divine instructions so that I may find the unerring road of Christ.
I beg of you, my gracious Queen and Lady, to give me goodwill and divine affection by the prayers of Nicholas.



Ode VI.  

Irmos.  My supplication.

O Father Nicholas, beseech the Forerunner and the prophet Elisha, for whom you, all-blessed one, performed services with fiery zeal every day when you prayed as a priest, and grant to all men the intercession of the prophets and the saints, all-holy one.

I beg you by your intercessions to deliver me, for I have fallen into the enemy’s net; keep me safe and sound in this present life, O saint, and pray that I may attain to the summit of blessings.

Set me free from the passions and from various temptations and diseases, as many as now afflict my body, for it is mortal, corrupt and wretched; give me strength, might and health and divine assistance.

All-hymned Virgin, our all-holy intercessor, since we are piteously needy, by the fervent intercessions of Nicholas give to all of us pardon, forgiveness of trespasses and your divine assistance, so that we may flee the pleasure of the world.

Prayers following Ode VI

Nicholas, as the recipient of the abundant grace of the Lord, pour upon us Naxians the same grace and illumine the hearts of all.

Prosomoion.  Tone 6.  Having set aside all.
Having renounced from childhood your whole heart for the sake of God, all-blessed Nicholas Planas, you longed to live most nobly and you followed after the poverty of the priesthood, fulfilled the service and the profession of the spiritual father, and you excelled in the most numerous miracles and all-night vigils; therefore we celebrate you, our Heaven-revealing priest and father.


Ode VII.  
Irmos.  The youths from Judea.

O God-bearing Father, willingly listen to us who hymn you and accept the entreaties and confessions of gratitude of the Naxians, O famous saint, and give to all men joy and the health for which they long.
Having departed from the streams of life, Father, you also followed the footsteps of the Lord and savior of the world and you offered your holy soul to him, imitating the fathers. 
You showed that your heart was lit up ceaselessly with longing for the Lord, as a lamp in the darkness, and as a priest you were a wonder-working and mystical officiant of the liturgy.
Receive my entreaties, though I am a thrice-wretched sinner, O all-pure Mother, by the intercessions of Nicholas Planas, the Naxian, and bring my request now to your son so that I may be delivered from deception.



Ode VIII.  

Irmos.  The King.
Because you humbled your body, Father, by fasts, by sleeping on the ground, by vigils and by many other toils, you lived among angels.
When you venerated the icons of the saints on the walls, you looked at your small body and laughed at it, so that they were moved to stretch out their feet for you to kiss.
Let us peoples of Naxos and Paros in like manner worship in the temple of Nicholas, to which we have gathered together now in manifest longing for you.
See, Virgin Mother of God, Mary, the children of Nicholas of Planas and give them your divine protection.



Ode IX.  

Irmos.  Fittingly the Mother of God.
Worthily we the people of Naxos and Athens as compatriots and friends of Christ our God hymn you unceasingly.
Your fame, Father Planas, has gone equally far past the boundaries of Naxos and Athens and all have run to you with confidence.
Give me your grace, most holy father; I beg of you for mercy, divine Planas, that my oppressive sins may be blotted out.
Virgin Mother of God, immaculate Mary, with Nicholas acceptably entreat Christ our God that I perform his divine commands.

  


Sunday, September 1, 2019

SUPPLICATORY CANON TO ST. NICHOLAS PLANAS


SUPPLICATORY CANON TO ST. NICHOLAS PLANAS

Ode I.
Irmos.  Having crossed the sea as though it were dry land and having escaped the malice of the Egyptians, the Israelite cried out:  to our savior and God let us sing.
When you were offering the Lord your unsleeping prayers, Father Planas, you were sanctified as a pure minister of the divine mysteries; but now we have acquired you as one who prays for us.
Knowing you to be our intercessor with God, we earnestly praise you with a suppliant’s hymn.  Protect us who celebrate your feast, and by your intercessions, Father, preserve us from dangers.
Win for us the favor of Christ, O saint, and deliver from chastisement, suffering and corruption those who have fallen into sins, which each of us has committed through the body.
O beauty, fame, glory, august queen of the world and most holy Mother of God:  receive the petitions of your suppliants and bring them to your Son and our God.

Ode III.
Irmos.  O Lord, roofer of the apse of Heaven and builder of the church, establish me in your love, for you are the perfection of desires, the support of the faithful and the only compassionate one.
The innocent boys saw with astonishment the feet of Nicholas above the ground, and they described the glory of uncreated heavenly light shining forth and pouring about him from above as he prayed.
You are a priest of the Most High, Father Nicholas; you received a heavenly calling and you heeded it; and as you remembered your spiritual children by name, so also now remember our supplication.
Serving as a priest from a pure heart, O saint, you did not cease praying to Christ day and night; so also now beg the compassionate God by your prayers, Father Planas, to grant to all of us those things which we need.
Wholly among those below, yet inseparable from those above, the infinite Word came to save man; shelter us, guard us and keep us safe under your protection, all-immaculate Virgin, for you are the dwelling place of the uncontainable one.

[Some prayers read between odes III & IV.]
Preserve your servants from dangers, all-merciful God, by the prayers of Nicholas Planas, our saintly father, to whom you gave great boldness of speech with you.
O all-hymned Mother of God, together with our intercessor and patron, Nicholas, look graciously upon our supplication, though we are unworthy.

Kathisma in Tone 2.  Fervent intercession.
We entreat you to make fervent intercession with Christ, O blessed one, for those who run to you.  Holy Nicholas, since you enjoy liberty of speech in Heaven, zealously intercede with the transcendently good God, that those who hymn you obtain mercy.

Ode IV.
Irmos.  I have heard, O Lord, of the mystery of your dispensation.  I have meditated on your works and glorified your divinity.
Greatly merciful Redeemer, through the prayers of the venerable Nicholas Planas accept our supplication, for we take refuge in you because of our faith in you.
Forbearing Lord, do not be mindful of the sins of your unprofitable servants, for they have dedicated themselves to you through the intercessions of Nicholas Planas.
Shining with the beauty of holiness, you stand boldly before the throne of the King of all with boldness of speech, O saint.
Most holy Bride of God, you are the queen and help of the world; be our mediatress, too, hearkening to holy Planas.

Ode V.
Irmos.  Illumine us with your commandments, O Lord, and with your upraised arm grant us peace, compassionate God. 
Inasmuch as your heart uttered a good word day and night, holy Father, make supplication for us now to God.
Do not cease to use your pious boldness with God, O saint, as you seek from the Lord God our deliverance from all kinds of distresses.
Mortify the passions and temptations which attack us, Father; may we who imitate your life in divine grace lead an upright life with you.
Venerable queen, all-blessed Mother of God, you are truly greater than the saints, for you conceived the holiest God the Word.




Ode VI.
Irmos.  I will pour out my supplication to the Lord and I will tell him my afflictions, for my soul has been filled with evils and my life has drawn near to Hades and I pray as did Jonah:  O God, bring me up from corruption.
By your prayers, O saint, enable us to walk the way of the Lord, to preserve the faith steadfastly, to fight the good fight and to receive crowns of life in the day of judgment.
Having called on your venerable name we worthily honor your virtue, Father Planas; knowing to call on you, we publicize the example of your holiness and we glorify God who is wondrous in his saints.
Bless from Heaven, O saint, those who run to your help, and freely give gifts to those who lack them, as you, Father, freely received them, and hearken to our supplications in your goodness.
You drew salvation and divine grace from the springs of salvation, thrice blessed one, and we recognize you, most holy Father, as our intercessor for our salvation, and we dedicate ourselves to the Lord by your God-pleasing prayers.

[Some prayers read between odes VI & VII.]
Preserve your servants from dangers, all-merciful God, by the prayers of Nicholas Planas, our saintly father, to whom you gave great liberty of speech with you.
All-praiseworthy Mother of God, together with our intercessor and patron, Nicholas, look graciously upon our pitiful supplication, though we are unworthy.



Ode VII.
Irmos.  Having coming from Judea, the youths of old in Babylon with faith in the Trinity trampled down the flames of the oven, singing, O God of our fathers, blessed are you.
You consecrated yourself to the Savior by offering the holy things and, invested with the garment of holiness, you sang from the depths of your heart, O God of our Fathers, blessed are you.
You appeared to be an angel as you ministered to the Lord, Father Nicholas.  Illumined in the face by the rays of love and raised off the ground, you said, O God of our Fathers, blessed are you.
In your holy temple, we beg, Father Nicholas Planas, that you bless from Heaven your humble suppliants and preserve those who chant, O God of our Fathers, blessed are you.
All of us, your unworthy servants, beseech you, O Mother of God:  though we have fallen into a multitude of sins, we cry now to your Son, O God of our Fathers, blessed are you.

Ode VIII.
Irmos.  Hymn and exalt exceedingly the King of Heaven, whom the armies of angels hymn unto all ages.
Incline your ear to us, Father Nicholas, and accept the supplication of your children who exalt Christ supremely forever.
See, all around your icon, divinely wise saint, are those who have gathered to hymn you and exalt Christ forever.
Accept the supplication of those who remember your name and remember us in your prayers, for we hymn the Lord with hope.
The church and the island of Naxos, which is dear to you, fitly hymn you day and night, for you are the suppliant of the Mother of God.

Ode IX.
Irmos.  Worthily we confess you to be the Mother of God, for we were saved through you, pure Virgin, and we magnify you with the choirs of the incorporeal hosts.
Magnify, O my soul, the instructor of divine truths, Nicholas Planas, the offspring of Naxos, for he gives you timely help.
All-venerable intercessor, as our kinsman turn your kindly ears to us as we celebrate you with hymns and supplications.
With faces wet from the shedding of tears, Father Nicholas, we entreat you:  help those who call on you, O noble saint.
All-blameless Virgin, Mother of God the Word, whom you conceived by the Holy Spirit, with the priest Nicholas Planas keep watch over me.

SUPPLICATORY CANON TO THE PARAMYTHIA ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD

Supplicatory Canon to the Most Holy Mother of God of Consolation A poem by Gerasimos Mikragiannanitos the Monk Ode 1.   Tone 8.   ...