Today God, Who rests upon the spiritual thrones,
has prepared for Himself a holy throne on earth.
He, Who in wisdom established the heavens,
has fashioned a living heaven in His love for mankind;
for, from a barren root He has made a life-bearing branch spring up for us,
even His Mother.
O God of wonders and Hope of the hopeless,
O Lord, glory to Thee!
This is the day of the Lord!
Rejoice, O peoples,
for, behold, the bridal chamber of the Light, the book of the Word of Life, has come forth from the womb!
The gate that faces the East is born
and awaits the entry of the Great Priest.
She alone admits Christ into the world
for the salvation of our souls.