Festal Hymns

3/25 Annunciation of the Theotokos (Incarnation of Christ

Annunciation
Annunciation

Troparion of the Annunciation Tone 4 This Day is the Source and Crown of our Salvation; the revelation of the Eternal Mystery: the Son of God becomes the Virgin’s Son as Gabriel announces the good News of grace. Together with him we cry to the Theotokos: Rejoice, you who are full of grace; the Lord is with you!

Kontakion of the Akathist to the Theotokos Tone 8 To you, our leader and defender in battle, we offer hymns of thanks and victory for deliverance from calamity, Theotokos. Since you have invincible might, free me from every danger that I may cry to you: Rejoice, unwedded Bride!

Descent into Hades
Descent into Hades

Paschal Troparion: Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death; and upon those in the tombs, bestowing life.

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