Tone 5 Troparion (Resurrection)
Let us, the faithful, praise and worship the Word,
co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit,
born for our salvation from the Virgin;
for He willed to be lifted up on the Cross in the flesh,
to endure death,
and to raise the dead//
by His glorious Resurrection.
Tone 4 Troparion (Feast)
Your nativity, O Virgin,
has proclaimed joy to the whole universe!
The Sun of righteousness, Christ our God,
has shone from you, O Theotokos.
By annulling the curse,
He bestowed a blessing.//
By destroying death, He has granted us eternal life.
Tone 1 Troparion (Martyrs)
Let all who rejoice at their triumph honor those three virgin martyrs,
who are united to God as^ sisters
and who pour forth fair streams of grace:
Menodora, Metrodora, and Nymphodora,
who were in all things ^courageous;//
they ever pray to the Trinity for us.
Tone 5 Kontakion (Resurrection)
You descended into hell, O my Savior,
shattering its gates as Almighty,
resurrecting the dead as Creator,
and destroying the sting of death.
You have delivered Adam from the curse, O Lover of man,//
and we cry to You: “O Lord, save us!”
Tone 4 Kontakion (Martyrs)
Invincible in your struggles for the Holy Trinity,
and through your love for each other as sisters,
you defeated the foe of the spiritual life,
and with the five virgins, entered victoriously into the heavenly mansions //
where you ever rejoice with the angels in the presence of the King of all!
Tone 4 Kontakion (Feast)
By your nativity, O most pure Virgin,
Joachim and Anna are freed from barrenness,
Adam and Eve — from the corruption of death.
And we, your people, freed from the guilt of sin, celebrate and sing to you://
“The barren woman gives birth to the Theotokos, the nourisher of our Life.”
Tone 6 Prokeimenon (Sunday Before)
O Lord, save Your people, / and bless Your inheritance! (Ps. 27:9a)
V. To You, O Lord, will I call. O my God, be not silent to me! (Ps. 27:1a)
Tone 3 Prokeimenon (Song of the Theotokos)
My soul magnifies the Lord, / and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. (Lk. 1:46-47)
(Instead of “It is truly meet…,” we sing:)
Magnify, O my soul, the most glorious birth of the Mother of God!
Virginity is foreign to mothers;
childbearing is strange for virgins.
But in you, O Theotokos, both were accomplished.//
Therefore all we nations of the earth unceasingly magnify you.
Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the highest! (Ps. 148:1)
I will receive the cup of salvation and call on the Name of the Lord. (Ps. 115:4)
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!