Thy Nativity, O Mother of God,/ has brought joy to all world;/ for from thee arose the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God,/ Who, having dissolved the curse, has given His blessing,/ and having abolished death, has granted us life eternal.
We celebrate the memory of Thy righteous forebears /and through them we entreat Thee, O Lord,/ to save our souls.
Let us sing praises to Joachim and Anna,/ the couple honoured by God/ (and they are His kinsmen)./ They have borne for us the Maiden/ who in a manner beyond understanding/ gave birth to Him Who though fleshless,/ became the incarnate to save the world./ With her they intercede for our souls.
With wise words thou didst anoint an army of Athletes and exhort them to contest./ Thou didst spurn corruptible honours and receive unfading glory./ Holy Martyr Severian, we sing thy praise.
From childhood thy life was resplendent with miracles, O Father Kieran,/ showing forth thy boundless love for God by loving and caring for His creation, both men and animals./ Leaving thy carpenter father, thou didst seek training in the ascetic life from Ireland's spiritual giants/ before founding the great monastery of Clonmacnois,/ from whence the Lord, in His great mercy, called thee to Himself in thy thirty-third year./ Wherefore, O Righteous one, intercede with Christ our God that we too may be found worthy of His mercy.
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.
Anna rejoices, released from her barrenness,/ and nurses her most pure child./ She calls all people to glorify Him/ Who gave the Virgin Mother to mankind from her womb.
Thou didst shine forth as a noble martyr,/ holy Severian, Athlete of God./ Thou art the glory of trophy bearers, radiantly adorned with Christ's wounds./ Intercede that our souls may be saved.