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The text of this hymn to the Mother of God is that of Monsignor William Levkulic, who also published an English translation, When the angel came.

The two verses given here concern the Annunciation of the angel Gabriel to the Theotokos (commemorated on March 25).


This hymn was not included in the Užhorod Pisennik (1913) or Father Stefan Papp's Duchovňi Pisňi (1969).

In 1978, Monsignor William Levkulic published the first two verses (without music) in The Divine Liturgy, a Book of Prayer. Four verses, with music, were included in the Marian Hymnal (1984); the additional verses describe the Dormition / Assumption of the Theotokos, and her coronation as Queen of Heaven.