The Praises

Near the end the Vigil, the choir sings a set of hymns associated with the Praises (Psalms 148, 149, and 150). These hymns begin to bring the Eve of the Feast to a close, preparing us for the celebration of the Divine Liturgy on the morning of the Feast day itself.

Oh, the marvelous wonder!
The source of Life is born of a barren woman,
and grace gloriously begins to bear its fruit.