Cyril of Alexandria

Mother of God
Cross-4GrHail, Mary, Mother of God,
venerable treasure of the whole universe,
lamp that is never extinguished,
crown of virginity,
St-Cyril-of-Alexandriasupport of the true faith,
indestructible temple,
dwelling of Him whom no place can contain,
O Mother and Virgin.
Through you all the holy Gospels call blessed
the One who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hail, Mother of God.
You enclosed under your heart
the infinite God whom no space can contain.
Through you the Most Holy Trinity is adored and glorified,
the priceless cross is venerated throughout the universe.
Through you the heavens rejoice,
and the angels and archangels are filled with gladness.
Through you the demons are banished,
and the tempter fell from heaven.
Through you the fallen human race is admitted to heaven.

Hail, Mother of God.
Through you kings rule,
and the only-begotten Son of God has become a star of light
to those who were sitting in darkness
and in the shadow of death. Amen.

… St Cyril of Alexandria, Pray for Us …

(By St Cyril of Alexandria)