September 26 - October 2, 2016
Nineteenth Week After Pentecost
Troparion (Tone 4): Protected by your coming,
O Mother of God, * the faithful people celebrate today with splendor, * and
gazing at your most pure image, * we say with compunction: * "Shield us with
your precious veil * and deliver us from all evil * imploring your Son, Christ
our God, to save our souls.”
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and
to the ages of ages. Amen.
Kontakion (Tone 3): Today the Virgin stands forth in the Church, * and
with the choirs of saints she invisibly prays to God for us. * The Angels
worship with the hierarchs, * and the apostles exult with the prophets, *
because, in our behalf, the Mother of God entreats the pre-eternal God.
October 1 is the Feast of the Protection of the
Mother of God.