O Lord Thou shalt open my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Pray to God for Us, O Mother On High!

Troparion, Tone 1
In childbearing 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.