At your departing, O Virgin Theotokos, to Him Who was ineffably born of you, James, the first bishop and brother of the Lord, was there, and so was Peter, the most honored pinnacle of the theologians, and the whole sacred choir of the Apostles.
In words of theology that showed forth heavenly things they sang the praises of the divine and amazing mystery of the dispensation of Christ, and they rejoiced, O all-praised Virgin, as they buried your body, the source of Life, which had received God.
On high, the all-holy and most venerable angelic Powers, in amazement at the wonder, bowed and said to one another: “Lift up your gates, and receive her who bore the Creator of heaven and earth!” So we too celebrate your memory and cry out to you, all-praised Lady: “Raise up the horn of Christians, and save our souls!” (from Vespers)
Today: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy & Brunch
Tuesday: 6:00 pm Readers’ Vespers
Thursday: 6:00 pm Readers’ Vespers
Saturday: 6:00 pm Vespers
Sunday: 8:30 am Matins; 9:30 am Divine Liturgy & Brunch