From the Byzantine Liturgy
It is very meet to bless thee, O Mother of God,
who art the one chosen out of all generations,
and who hast become higher than all creation,
heavenly and earthly.
For through thee the Lord of hosts was with us,
and through thee we came to know the Son of God,
and were granted his holy Body and most pure Blood.
Wherefore, full of grace,
thou art blessed by all generations,
more radiant than the Cherubim,
and more glorious than the Seraphim.
Verily do we magnify thee,
who art indeed Mother of God. Amen.