Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary

Troparion-Tone 1:

In giving birth you preserved your virginity,
In falling asleep you did not forsake the world,
O Theotokos.
You were translated to life, O Mother of Life, And by your prayers,
you deliver our souls from death.

Kontakion-Tone 2:

Neither the tomb, nor death
could hold the Theotokos,
Who is constant in prayer and our firm hope
in her intercessions.
For being the Mother of Life,
She was translated to life
by the One who dwelt in her virginal womb.