Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος ἀθάνατος

May 17, 2008

The Trisagion prayer is considered one of the oldest prayers in Christianity. It may be that the prayer was originally an expansion of the angelic cry recorded in Revelation 4:8 (sometimes called the Sanctus).

In Greek the Trisagion prayer is:

Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.
Agios o Theos, agios ischyros, agios athanatos, eleison imas.

In English this is:

Holy God, Holy [and] Mighty, Holy [and] Immortal, have mercy on us.

In Latin this is:

Sanctus/Sancte Deus, Sanctus/Sancte Fortis, Sanctus/Sancte Immortalis, miserere nobis.

In Church Slavonic this is:

Свѧтый Боже, Свѧтый Крѣпкїй, Свѧтый Бесмертный, помилѹй насъ.
Svyatui Bozhe, Svyatui Kriepkiy, Svyatui Besmertnui, pomilui nas.

In Amharic this is:

Qidus Igziabhér, Qidus Hayal, Qidus Hiyaw, Yemaymot, Abétu Yiqir Belen.

In Ge’ez(Ethiopic) this is:

Qidus Igziabhér, Qidus Hayal, Qidus Hiyaw, Ze’iyimewut, Tesehalene Egzi’o.

And in Arabic:

قدوس الله، قدوس القوي، قدوس الذي لا يموت ارحمنا
Quddusun Allah! Quddusun al-qawi! Quddusun al-adhi, la yamut irhamna.

In Aramaic:

ܩܕܝܫܐ ܐܠܗܐ، ܩܕܝܫܐ ܚܝܠܬܢܐ، ܩܕܝܫܐ ܠܐ ܡܝܘܬܐ، ܐܬܪܚܡܥܠܝܢ
Qadisha Alaha, Qadisha Ħilthana, Qadisha Lamayotha, ‘Ithraħim ‘aleyn.

In Polish this is:

Święty Boże, Święty Mocny, Święty Nieśmiertelny, zmiłuj się nad nami.

In Romanian this is:

Sfinte Dumnezeule, Sfinte Tare, Sfinte Fără de Moarte, miluieşte-ne pre noi.

In Finnish this is:

Pyhä Jumala, Pyhä Väkevä, Pyhä Kuolematon, armahda meitä.

In Georgian this is:

წმიდაო ღმერთო, წმიდაო ძლიერო, წმიდაო უკვდავო, შეგვიწყალენ ჩვენ.

Tsmidao Ghmerto, Tsmidao Dzliero, Tsmidao Ukvdavo, shegvitsqalen chven.

In Low mari (ethnos in Russian Federation) this is:

Святой Юмо, Святой Куатле, Святой Колыдымо, мемнам серлаге.
Svyatoy Yumo, Svyatoy Kolydymo, Svyatoy Kooatle, memnam serlage.
— Wikipedia

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