Something to Think About...
Rejoice, Thou through whom joy will shine forth:/ Rejoice,
Thou through whom the curse will cease!/ Rejoice, recall
of fallen Adam: /Rejoice, redemption of the tears of Eve! /
Rejoice, height inaccessible to human thoughts:/ Rejoice,
depth undiscernible even for the eyes of angels!/ Rejoice,
for Thou art the throne of the King:/ Rejoice, for Thou
bearest Him Who beareth all!/ Rejoice, star that causest
the Sun to appear:/ Rejoice, womb of the Divine Incarnation!/
Rejoice, Thou through whom creation is renewed:/
Rejoice, Thou through whom we worship the Creator!/
Rejoice, O Bride Unwedded!
-From Ikos I of the Akathist to the Most-holy Mother of God