Resurrectional Apolytikion Plagal of the Fourth Tone
O Merciful One, You came from on high, and condescended to Your three day burial to save us from suffering. You are our Life and our Resurrection. Glory to You. - Copyright Narthex Press, used by permission. All rights reserved
Apolytikion for Forefeast of the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary
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 - Copyright Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Brookline, MA, used by permission. All rights reserved
Apolytikion of the Church
In giving birth, O Theotokos, you have retained your virginity, and in falling asleep you have not forsaken the world. You who are the Mother of Life have passed over into life, and by your prayers you deliver our souls from death.
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. - Copyright Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Brookline, MA, used by permission. All rights reserved