O Virgin Pure - Orthodox Byzantine Chant in English

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Agni Parthene (Αγνή Παρθένε) is a liturgical hymn composed by St. Nectarios of Aegina, drawn from the Theotokarion (Book of Hymns to the Mother of God).

Sometimes performed in Orthodox churches at the beginning of Vespers.

Lyrics:

Refrain: O Rejoice Bride unwedded.
O Virgin pure, immaculate, O Lady Theotokos. (Refrain)
O fleece bedewed with every grace. O Virgin Queen and Mother.(Refrain)
More radiant that the rays of the sun, and higher than the heavens. (Refrain)
O joy of virgin choruses, superior to angels. (Refrain)
O brighter than the firmament and purer than the sun's light. (Refrain)
More holy than the multitude of all the heavenly armies. (Refrain)

O ever Virgin Mary of all the world, the Lady.(Refrain)
O Bride all pure immaculate, O Lady Panagia. (Refrain)
O Mary Bride and Queen of all, the cause of our rejoicing. (Refrain)
O noble Maiden, gracious Queen, supremely Holy Mother. (Refrain)
More honored than the Cherubim, beyond compare more glorious(Refrain)
Than the unbodied Seraphim, transcending the angelic Thrones. (Refrain)

Rejoice, the song of Cherubim, rejoice the hymn of angels, (Refrain)
Rejoice the ode of Seraphim; the joy of the archangels. (Refrain)
Rejoice, O peace and happiness and maiden of salvation! (Refrain)
O sacred chamber of the Word, the flower incorrupted. (Refrain)
Rejoice, delightful Paradise of blessed life eternal. (Refrain)
Rejoice O sacred Tree of life and fount of immortality. (Refrain)

I supplicate you, Lady now, I fervently entreat you. (Refrain)
O Queen of all, I earnestly implore and seek your favor. (Refrain)
O gracious Maiden, spotless one, O Lady Panagia. (Refrain)
I call upon you ardently , O Holy Hallowed Temple. (Refrain)
O help me and deliver me, protect me from the enemy. (Refrain)
And make me an inheritor of blessed life eternal.
O Rejoice Bride unwedded...

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