Translation © by Laura Prichard

Богородице Дево, радуйся
Language: Church Slavonic 
Available translation(s): ENG FIN
Богородице Дево, радуйся,
благодатная Марие, 
Господь с тобою.
Благословена ты в женах,
и благословен плод чрева твоего,
яко Спаса родила еси душ наших.

Note: using post-1917 alphabet

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Virgin Theotokos, rejoice", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Laura Prichard [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2004-07-10
Line count: 6
Word count: 23

Virgin Theotokos, rejoice
Language: English  after the Church Slavonic 
Virgin Theotokos, rejoice,
Mary, full of grace,
[The] Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
And blessed is [the] fruit of your womb,
For you gave birth to the Saviour of our souls.

Note: Theotokos = God-bearer, the one who gives birth to God


  • Translation from Church Slavonic to English copyright © 2016 by Laura Prichard, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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This text was added to the website: 2016-06-01
Line count: 6
Word count: 35