Come, as we all gladly celebrate * the all-festive, glorious, radiant Resurrection of Christ, * let us also celebrate the shining festival * of the holy Great Martyr George; * with flowers of springtime, * come, let us now crown him who hath proved invincible, * that by his most mighty entreaties * we may be redeemed from afflictions, * tribulations, and all our iniquities.
Verse 6. Praise Him upon the loud cymbals: praise Him upon the high-sounding cymbals. Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord.
Unto Him Who gave thee life and breath, * thou didst gladly offer thy whole self up as a whole and complete * offering endowed with soul and with the breath of life, * an acceptable sacrifice * most pure and unblemished; * hence, as our most fervent intercessor with the Lord, * thou dost safely pluck from the tempest * all them that with faith sing thy praises * and invoke thee, O all-blessed Martyr George.