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Trisagion (Greek τρισάγιον, thrice-holy), from tris- ("thrice") and agios ("holy"). It is pronounced "tree-sah-yon" in modern Greek. Literally, trisagion means "thrice holy."
English translations of the Trisagion
English: Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.
Arabic: قدوس الله، قدوس القوي، قدوس الذي لا يموت ارحمنا (Quddouson Allââh, Quddouson ul-qawee, Quddouson ulladhee la yamout, Irhamna).
Church Slavonic: Svjatyj Bozhe, Svjatyj Krepkij, Svjatyj Bezsmertnyj, Pomiluj nas.
Finnish: Pyhä Jumala, Pyhä Väkevä, Pyhä Kuolematon, armahda meitä.
French: Saint Dieu, Saint Fort, Saint Immortel, aie pitié de nous.
Georgian: წმიდაო ღმერთო, წმიდაო ძლიერო, წმიდაო უკვდავო, შეგვიწყალენ ჩვენ (Tsmidao Ghmerto, Tsmidao Dzliero, Tsmidao Ukvdavo, shegvitsqalen chven).
Greek: Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς (Agios O Theos, Agios Eeskhiros, Agios Athanatos, eleison imas).
Japanese: 聖なる神, 聖なる勇毅, 聖なる常生の者や、我等を憐れめよ。 (Seinaru Kami, Seinaru Yūki, Seinaru Jōseinomonoya, Warerao Awaremeyo).
Latin: Sanctus Deus, Sanctus Fortis, Sanctus Immortalis, miserere nobis.
Latvian: Svētais Dievs, Svētais Spēcīgais, Svētais Nemirstīgais, apžēlojies par mums.
Meadow mari: Святой Юмо, Святой Куатле, Святой Колыдымо, мемнам серлаге (Svyatoy Yumo, Svyatoy Kooatle, Svyatoy Kolydymo, memnam serlageh).
Romanian: Sfinte Dumnezeule, Sfinte Tare, Sfinte Fără de moarte, Miluieşte-ne pe noi.
Spanish: Two variants
- Santo Dios, Santo Fuerte, Santo Inmortal, ten piedad de nosotros.
- Santo Dios, Santo Poderoso, Santo Inmortal, ten piedad de nosotros.
Syriac / Aramaic: ܩܕܝܫܐ ܐܠܗܐ، ܩܕܝܫܐ ܚܝܠܬܢܐ، ܩܕܝܫܐ ܠܐ ܡܝܘܬܐ، ܐܬܪܚܡܥܠܝܢ (Qadishat Aloho, Qadishat Haylthono, Qadishat lo MoyouTHo, eTHraHam al'ain).
The Trisagion Prayers are a set of ancient prayers that begin each service of the Daily Cycle. They are also commonly used to begin one's private prayers.
+Glory to Thee, our God, Glory to Thee.
O Heavenly King, Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, Who art everywhere present and fillest all things, the Treasury of good things and Giver of life: Come, and abide in us, and cleanse us from every stain, and save our souls, O Good One.
+Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal: have mercy on us. (3 times)
+Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
All-Holy Trinity, have mercy on us. Lord, cleanse us from our sins. Master, pardon our iniquities. Holy God, visit and heal our infirmities for Thy name's sake.
Lord, have mercy. (3 times)
+Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.
Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.
Oriental Orthodox Version
In the Oriental Orthodox Churches, the Trisagion is understood as addressing Christ, and is ameded to read: "Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, who was cricifed for us, have mercy on us."
- A Note: The Translation of the Trisagion (PDF)
- Chapter X.—Concerning the Trisagium ('the Thrice Holy') by St. John of Damascus in his Exposition of the Orthodox Faith, trans. by Rev. S. D. F. Salmond
- One of nationalities in Russia