October 14, 2009
Protection of the Mother of God
Protection of the Theotokos, Troparion, Tone IV —
Overshadowed by thy coming, O Mother of God,/ we the right faithful people, celebrate today with splendor,/ and gazing at thine all-precious image,/ we say with compunction:/ Cover us with thy precious omophorion,/ and deliver us from all evil,// entreating thy Son, Christ our God, that He save our souls.
Kontakion, Tone III "Today the Virgin" —
Today the Virgin standeth forth in the church,/ and with the choirs of the saints she invisibly prayeth to God for us./ Angels and hierarchs offer homage,/ and the apostles and prophets join chorus,// for for our sake the Theotokos entreateth the preeternal God.
Fr. Thomas Hopko on the Protecting Veil of the Theotokos