English: Theotokos, a mosaic mural from the Gelati Monastery, Georgia, ca 1125-1130 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“why do our enemies rage, and why have they imagined vain things against us?
May thy right hand protect us, Mother of God, terrible as an army in the battle confound them and destroy them.
Come to her, ye who are in distress and in tribulation, and she will give rest unto your souls.
Have recourse to her in thy temptations, and the serenity of her countenance will strengthen thee.
Bless her with all thy heart, for the entire earth is full of her mercy.
Glory be to the Father, &c.