O Chosen by the pre-eternal God,
Queen of heaven and earth higher than all creation,
who hast in days past entered praying
into the Church of the Blachernae we,
offering Thee with thanksgiving due veneration,
flee with faith and compunction under
Thy shining vestment for we lie in darkness.
And Thou who hast invincible power dost set us free
from every affliction that we may cry to Thee:
Rejoice, our Joy, protect us from every ill by Thy precious Veil.