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The Falling Asleep of the Mother of God

August 14, 2010

Troparion Tone 1
In giving birth thou didst preserve thy virginity;/ in falling asleep thou didst not forsake the world, O Theotokos./ Thou wast 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 sleepless in her intercessions and an unchanging hope in her mediations./ For as the Mother of Life she was transferred to life/ by Him Who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb.

St. John of Damascus, Sermon I on the Dormition (linkpage has streaming audioand mp3 download)
A Homily of St. Gregory Palamas on the Dormition of the Theotokos (Part I)
A Homily of St. Gregory Palamas on the Dormition of the Theotokos (Part II)
A Homily of St. Gregory Palamas on the Dormition of the Theotokos (Part III)

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