Friday, August 14, 2015

"She who is higher than the heavens..."

The Dormition of the Theotokos (

She who is higher than the heavens, more glorious than Cherubim and greater in honour than creation, who through her surpassing purity became the vessel of the eternal being, today places in the hands of her Son her all-holy soul. With her the universe is filled with joy and to us is given his great mercy.
-Idiomelon of the Litia by Anatolios in the Second tone
Most-holy Theotokos, save us!

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