Nov 23, 2022
I open my mouth chanting, praising with a joyful voice, "Hail O St. Mina, the martyr of Jesus Christ."
With God's will I start, telling you about this righteous, originally was a soldier, and a strong zealous hero.
He was a prince by birth, this precious gem, his mother was Euphemia, and his father Odoxis.
Euphemia his mother, was a barren woman, who entreated the pure, the Mother of the Almighty.
Her prayers were answered, and the Virgin said "Amen," she was granted a son, St. Mina the faithful.
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 full of humility.
This chosen one was invited, to worship idols, but he confessed without fear, "I am the servant of the Judge."
You left worldly things, and everything on earth, you sought the heavenly, out of love for its Creator.
Hail to you O chosen one, O son of Odoxis, O vanquisher of the wicked, The sons of the cursed Satan.
Hail to you O hero, the head of all the braves, hail to you O hero, who erases all sadness.
Hail to you night and day, O brave hero, your name filled every country, and places on earth.
Hail to you O St. Mina, O wonder worker, hail to you O St. Mina, the preventor of calamities. (3)
You're famous for your wonders, above all the brave ones, I entreat you to intercede for me, on the Day of Judgment.
Many are your miracles, O most favored hero, they cannot be counted, O martyr of the holy Lord.
You wrought great wonders, with all those who sought you, and also the Shepherd of the sheep, witnessed your wonders.
Hail to the wonder worker, St. Mina the faithful, hail to the strong hero, the believers' intercessor.
You were granted three crowns, from the holy Lord, with happiness and with joy, O most favored hero.
One is for martyrdom, and one for celibacy, and the third one is for, seclusion in the wilderness.
Blessed are you and hail to you, O favored righteous one, the angels chant to you, "Axios, axios."
The meaning of your name, on all believers' lips, is "O God of St. Mina, do help us all."