Commemorated on September 12
Troparion - Tone 4
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.
Kontakion - Tone 4
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!
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