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The Forefeast of the Presentation of the Theotokos into the Temple

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November 20

Apolytikion of Forefeast of the Entry of the Theotokos in the Fourth Tone

By blossoming forth the only Ever-virgin as fruit, today holy Anna doth betroth us all unto joy, instead of our former grief; on this day she doth fulfil her vows to the Most High, leading her with joy into the Lord's holy temple, who truly is the temple and pure Mother of God the Word.

Kontakion of Forefeast of the Entry of the Theotokos in the Fourth Tone

The whole world is filled today with joy and gladness on the Theotokos's auspicious and resplendent feast, whereon with great voice it crieth out: The heavenly tabernacle is she in truth.