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Forefeast of the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary

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August 14

Apolytikion of Forefeast of the Dormition in the Fourth Tone

In faith, O ye people, leap for joy while clapping your hands; and gather in gladness on this day with longing and shout in radiant jubilance. For the Theotokos cometh nigh to departing from the earth unto the heights; and we glorify her with glory as the Mother of God in our unceasing hymns

Kontakion of Forefeast of the Dormition in the Fourth Tone

In the Immaterial Spirit, the whole world hath been mystically adorned upon the glorious memory; and it doth cry to thee joyously: Rejoice, O Virgin, thou boast of the Christian race.