Feast of the Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple
November 21 Gregorian Calender
December 4, Julian Calendar
Troparian Tone 4
Today is the prelude of the good pleasure of God
and the proclamation of salvation for the human race.
In the Temple of God the Virgin is clearly revealed
and beforehand announces Christ to all.
To her, then, let us cry aloud with a mighty voice
Rejoice fulfillment of the Creator's plan.
Kontakion Tone 4
The Saviour's pure temple,
the precious bridal chamber and Virgin,
the sacred treasury of the glory of God,
is brought today into the house of the Lord:
and with her she brings the grace of the divine Spirit .
God's angels sing in praise of her.
She is indeeed the heavenly dwelling place.
The Irmos Tone 4
Seeing the entrance of the pure one,
angels marvelled in wonder how the Virgin could enter the Holy of Holies
Let no hand of the profane touch God's living ark,
but instead let the lips of those who are believers sing out ceaselessly in the words of the angel,
crying out with great joy to the Mother of God:
O pure Virgin, you are truly higher than all.