Saturday, August 27, 2011

A Joyous Feast!

From the Forefeast of the Dormition of the Theotokos:
Dance with joy, O peoples!
Clap your hands with gladness!
Gather today with fervor and jubilation;
Sing with exultation.
The Mother of God is about to rise in glory,
Ascending from earth to heaven.
We ceaselessly praise her in song as truly Theotokos.
Today the universe dances with joy at your glorious memorial,
And cries out to you, O Mother of God:
"Rejoice, O Virgin, pride of Christians!"

1 comment:

Maria said...

Beautiful hymn. Many blessed years to you!