In this recording we can hear Saint Paisios the Athonite singing a hymn for the Dormition of Mother of God (15.08.1981). Vespers for August 16th, Sticheron, Mode 2: Are there any worthy crowns…
Audio: Cell of St. John the Theologian, Koutloumousiou Monastery, Mount Athos.
Subtitles: English, Greek, Romanian.
English translation by Fr. Seraphim Dedes, used with kind permission of AGES Initiatives.
“Oh, with what lips can we lowly ones * now beatify the Theotokos * who is honored more than creation all, * and who is more holy than the Cherubim * and the Seraphim and all the Angels; * the throne of * the King of all which is immovable, * the house of * the Most High God in which He made His dwelling, * and the salvation of the world, * and the holiness of God, * and who grants unto the faithful * the great mercy abundantly * at the feast of her sacred memory.”