Rejoice! For you set your heart to understand the law of God!
Rejoice! Earthly carpenter who was vouchsafed to be called the father of the heavenly Architect!
Desiring to save from the malice of Herod, Him that had come to save the world, O wondrous Joseph, you did not question the angel that commanded you to flee into Egypt, by saying: "Could He that saves others not save Himself"? But being a man of faith, like a new Abraham, ever ready for obedience, giving no thought to the rigors of the journey, nor considering the time of return, you did straightway take yourself to Egypt with Mary and the Babe, joyously crying out to God: ALLELUIA!
Rejoice! Wondrous carpenter, in whose home the Creator of Heaven and earth made His abode!
Rejoice! You that beheld and were witness that Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man!