Fr. Thomas Colyandro
Rescue Us from Curses
Do not despise our feeble petitions
In times of trouble.
Rescue us from the curses that convulse
The wretched lips of our enemies.
Born into a world of sin,
We struggle to maintain faith within.
Teach us to partake of the Mysteries,
Giving our all to God.
Joachim and Anna
Brought you into the Temple
They presented you to the Lord,
Who entered your womb.
Brought up in piety
Protected from vanity,
You became the Mother of God
And Mother to all.
Within thy love and compassion,
We take refuge, O Theotokos.
Living in the Spirit
An icon of the Entry into the Temple of the Most Holy Mother of God.