Glorifications Hymns

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Glorification Hymn for St. Mena

I open my mouth chanting,
praising joyfully.
“Hail to St. Mena,
the martyr of Jesus Christ”
With God’s will I start,
telling you about this righteous man,
who was originally a soldier
and a strong zealous hero.
He was a prince by birth,
this precious gem,
his mother was Euphemia,
and his father Othoxis,
Euphemia his mother,
was a barren woman,
who entreated the holy Virgin,
the Mother of the Almighty.
Her prayers were answered,
and the Virgin said, “Amen!”
she was granted a son,
the faithful St. Mena.
He grew up in all purity,
and advanced in the army,
he was clever and educated,
in the Christian sciences.
He loved our God,
and he was very brave,
he always fasted and prayed,
and was very humble.
This chosen one was invited,
to worship idols,
but he confessed fearlessly,
“I am the servant of the Great Judge.”
You abandoned wordly things,
and everything on earth,
you sought that which is above,
out of love for the Creator.
Hail to you O chosen one,
O son of Othoxis,
O vanquisher of the wicked,
the sons of the accursed Satan.
Hail to you O hero,
leader of all the brave,
hail to you O hero,
Eraser of all sadness.
Hail to you night and day,
O brave hero,
your fame spread far and wide,
to all places on earth.
Hail to you O St. Mena,
O wonder worker,
Hail to you O St. Mena,
preventor of calamities.
You’re famous for your miracles,
above all other brave ones,
I entreat you to intercede for us,
on the Day of Judgment.
Many indeed are your miracles,
O favoured hero,
they cannot be counted,
O martyr of the Holy Lord.
You wrought great wonders,
with all those who sought you,
and you also tend the sheep,
I attest to your miracles.
Hail to the wondere worker,
St. Mena the faithful,
hail to the strong hero,
the believers’ intercessor.
You’ve acquired three crowns,
from the Holy Lord,
with rejoicing and jubilation,
O favored hero.
One is for martyrdom,
and one for virginity,
and the third one is,
for seclusion in the wilderness.
Hail to you and hail to you,
O favored righteous one,
the angels chant to you,
“Axios Axios Axios.”
The meaning of your name,
on all believers’ lips,
is “O God of St. Mena,
do help us all.”