Commemorated on August 14
The Troparion of the Forefeast invites us to gather on this day in gladness, for the Theotokos is about to depart from earth to heaven.
Troparion - Tone 4
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.
Kontakion - Tone 4
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