Theotokian: We ever give thee thanks and magnify thee, O pure Theotokos . . .

Icon of the Theotokos“We ever give thee thanks and magnify thee, O pure Theotokos; we venerate and praise thy childbearing, O full of grace, and we call upon thee without ceasing: Save us, merciful Virgin, in thy love; deliver us from the fearful scrutiny which we must undergo before the demons, and in the hour of our examination suffer not thy servants to be put to shame.”

— Theotokian in the 1st Kathisma hymns at the Matins of Cheesefare Saturday; Triodion Supplement, p. 58