Joachim and Anna were freed from the reproach of childlessness/ and Adam and Eve from the corruption of death, O Immaculate One, by thy holy nativity./ And thy people, redeemed from the guilt of sin,/ celebrate thy birth by crying to thee:/ The barren woman gives birth to the Mother of God and the nurse of our life.
Magnifying of the Mother of God
We magnify thee, most holy Virgin,
and honour thy holy Parents, and glorify thy most glorious Nativity.
Irmos of Ode 9, with Refrain
agnify, my soul, the most glorious Birth of the Mother of God.
Wonderful is a virgin-mother, and strange a maiden giving birth;
but yet in thee, O Mother of God, were both fulfilled.
Therefore we all of earthly race cease not to magnify thee.