Thy virtue covered the heavens, O Christ, for coming forth from the Ark of Thy sanctification, Thy undefiled Mother, Thou didst appeared in the temple of Thy glory as an infant borne in her arms, and all things were filled with Thy praise. (The fourth ode of Byzantine Matins of the feast of the Meeting of Christ and Simeon in the Temple.)
Ἐκάλυψεν οὐρανούς ἡ ἀρετή σου Χριστέ· τῆς κιβωτοῦ γὰρ προελθὼν τοῦ ἁγιάσματός σου, τῆς ἀφθόρου Μητρός, ἐν τῷ Ναῷ τῆς δόξης σου, ὤφθης ὡς βρέφος ἀγκαλοφορούμενος, καὶ ἐπληρώθη τὰ πάντα τῆς σῆς αἰνέσεως.
|The Meeting of Christ and Simeon in the Temple depicted in a mosaic under the dome of Katholikon (principal church) of the monastery of St Luke, on Mt Helicon in the Boeotia region of Greece; early 11th century. (Image from Wikimedia Commons by Hans A. Rosbach.)|