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Axion estin (Greek: , Slavonic: , Dostino yes), or It is Truly Meet, is a theotokion, i.e.

e. a Hymn to Mary (sticheron composed in honor of the Theotokos, or Virgin Mary), which is chanted in the Divine Services of the Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches. It is also a style of icon of the Theotokos. The hymn in Greek is: , . , , . One translation of the hymn goes as follows: It is truly right to bless thee, O Theotokos, ever blessed, and most pure, and the Mother of our God. More honorable than the cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the seraphim. Without corruption thou gavest birth to God the Word. True Theotokos, we magnify thee. The second half of the hymn, beginning with the words, "More honorable than the cherubim..." is the older part of the hymn, and is an Irmos attributed to St. Cosmas the Hymnographer ( 773). The introduction, "It is truly meet..." was, according to tradition, revealed by the Archangel Gabriel to a monk on Mount Athos. The hymn is chanted at Matins, Compline, and other services; but its most important occurrence is at the Divine Liturgy, where it is chanted at the conclusion of the Anaphora. The second half of the hymn, "More honorable" is frequently chanted before the dismissal which concludes services. Often, the chanting of this hymn is followed by either a metania or a prostration.