Apolytikion (First Tone)
Hail Virgin Theotokos full of Grace,
for Christ our God,
the Sun of Righteousness has dawned from you,
granting light to those in darkness.
And you, O Righteous Elder, rejoice,
taking in Your arms, the Deliverance
of our souls, who grants us Resurrection.
Kontakion (First Tone)
Your birth sanctified a Virgin's womb
and properly blessed the hands of Symeon.
Having now come and saved us O Christ our God,
give peace to your commonwealth
in troubled times and strengthen
those in authority, whom you love,
as only the loving one.
Lord, now let your servant depart in peace
according to Your promise,
for my eyes have seen Your salvation
which You have prepared before the face
of all peoples, a light to bring
revelation to the Gentiles,
and glory to Your people Israel.
Today we wish another granddaughter,
Althea Poppy Joy, a very happy
Name Day! Many years!