Platytera Ouranon
The Akathist Hymn
Translated by Fr. George Papadeas
Θεοτοκίον, ήχος γ´

Τὴν ὡραιότητα τῆς παρθενίας σου,
καὶ τὸ ὑπέρλαμπρον τὸ τῆς ἁγνείας σου,
ὁ Γαβριὴλ καταπλαγείς, ἐβόα σοι Θεοτόκε
Ποῖόν σοι ἐγκώμιον, προσαγάγω ἐπάξιον,
τὶ δὲ ὀνομάσω σε; ἀπορῶ, καὶ ἐξίσταμαι
διὸ ὡς προσετάγην βοῶ σοι
Χαῖρε ἡ Κεχαριτωμένη.

Troparion (3rd tone)

Astounded with the comeliness of Your Virginity,
and with the exceeding splendor of Your Purity,
Gabriel cried out unto You, 0 Theotokos:
“What hymn of praise is fitting for me to present to you?
What name shall I give You?
I hesitate, and stand in wonder.
Wherefore, as I was commanded, I cry out unto You:
Hail! to You who is blessed with Grace.”