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Akathist-Hymn to the Mother of God, the Burning Bush
#69063 05/16/05 10:41 PM
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I thought to share the beginning of the Akathist-Hymn to the Mother of God, the Burning Bush, by Father Daniil Sandu Tudor (1899-1960), ieromonachos, dead in a communist jail of the Romanian Gulag, defending until the end the Orthodoxy.

Extracts from an Akathist [standing hymn] to the Mother of God, the Burning Bush, by Sandu Tudor

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Who is this, pure and white as the dawn?
It is the Queen of prayer, and its incarnation,
Princess Porphyrogeneta* and Lady of the Morning,
Betrothed of the Consoler who transfigures life!
We run to thee, burning and consumed with longing.
Grant us access to the Holy Mount of Tabor,
Become for us also a shadow and a dew,
Thou whom divine grace overshadows,
So that our human nature in its turn
May be renewed by a rebirth through grace,
That we, together with all creation,
May cry to thee, bowing low:
Rejoice, O Bride, Mother of continual prayer!

O Virgin of the age without evening,
O holy Mother of the Light,
Hearken unto us, slaves of sin,
Unworthy offspring of the mire.
Most sweet and good, most holy Virgin,
The Key of the Lord Jesus Christ,
Release us from the curse's bolts,
Open for us the heavenward Way,
That having received the longed-for revelation,
The secret of the beloved Bridegroom,
We also may offer praises to thee,
Like Moses who, putting off his sandals,
And turning his face towards the flame
Of the Bush that burned with grace,
Cried in the dusk:
Rejoice, fulgent Flower of an unconsumed bush!
Rejoice, Christian Dew through which God spouts forth on earth!
Rejoice, burning Imprint of fire from heaven!
Rejoice, Tear which melts the interior frost!
Rejoice, budding Staff of the pilgrim to the heart!
Rejoice, Freshet brimming in the inner desert!
Rejoice, glowing Signet set in the soul's depths!
Rejoice, eighth Day of the kingdom within!
Rejoice, Tradition of the joy to come!
Rejoice, Wonder received in a marvelling spirit!
Rejoice, O Bride, Mother of continual prayer!
* ="born to the purple"

Re: Akathist-Hymn to the Mother of God, the Burning Bush
#69064 05/16/05 10:57 PM
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Beautiful!

Could you post more or point to a URL with the rest?

Thanks!

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#69065 05/17/05 01:52 PM
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Hello DTBrown,

I have the complete text only in my native language, the Romanian. I thought to share this beautiful Akathist-Hymn, but on web I found only the beginning, in English, at this address:

http://www.secondspring.co.uk/liturgyforum/Prayers%20for%20a%20New%20Chivalry.htm


In Risen Christ, Marian


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