Sunday, August 15, 2010

Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos

Troparion of the Dormition in Tone One

In giving birth, you have preserved your virginity; and in falling asleep, you did not forsake the world, O Mother of God. You have passed to life, being the Mother of Life. Through your intercessions, save our souls from death.

Kontakion of the Dormition in Tone Two

Neither death nor the tomb could hold the Mother of God, our watchful protectress and our unfailing hope. Since she is the Mother of Life, Christ who dwelt in her ever-virginal womb lifted her up to the eternal life.

1 comment:

Athanasis Contra Mundum said...

The ark of the New Convenant could not be left in the grave.

More honorable than the Cherubim and more glorious beyond compare than the Seraphim