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Trisagion is from the Greek tris- ("three") and hagios ("holy"). It is pronounced "tree-sah-yon" in modern Greek. Literally, trisagion means "thrice holy."
English translations of the Trisagion
Holy God, Holy Strong One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us.
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us.
Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.
Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy and Immortal, have mercy on us.
Quddouson Allââh, Quddouson ul-qawee, Quddouson ulladhee la yamout, Irhamna
Svjatyj Bozhe, Svjatyj Krepkij, Svjatyj Bezsmertnyj, Pomiluj nas.
Pyhä Jumala, Pyhä Väkevä, Pyhä Kuolematon, armahda meitä.
Saint Dieu, Saint Fort, Saint Immortel, aie pitié de nous.
Agios O Theos, Agios Eeskhiros, Agios Athanatos, eleison imas.
Sanctus Deus, Sanctus Fortis, Sanctus Immortalis, miserere nobis.
Sfinte Dumnezeule, Sfinte Tare, Sfinte Fără de moarte, Miluieşte-ne pe noi.
Santo Dios, Santo Fuerte, Santo Inmortal, ten piedad de nosotros.
Santo Dios, Santo Poderoso, Santo Inmortal, ten piedad de nosotros.
- Syriac / Aramaic
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