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Kontakion 1, Tone 8

To You, the Champion Leader, we, Your servants dedicate a feast of victory and of thanksgiving as ones rescued out of sufferings, O Theotokos. As You have invincible power, deliver us from every danger that we may cry out to You: Rejoice, O Bride Unwedded!

Ikos 1

An Archangel was sent from heaven to say to the Theotokos: Rejoice! And, beholding You, O Lord, taking bodily form, he was amazed, and with his bodiless voice, he stood crying to Her such things as these:

Rejoice, You through whom joy will shine forth;
Rejoice, You through whom the curse will cease;

    Rejoice, restoration of fallen Adam;
    Rejoice, redemption of the tears of Eve;

Rejoice, height inaccessible to human thoughts;
Rejoice, depth undiscernable even for the eyes of Angels;

    Rejoice, for You are the King’s throne;
    Rejoice, for You bear Him who bears all;

Rejoice, star that causes the Sun to appear;
Rejoice womb of the Divine Incarnation;

    Rejoice, You, through whom creation is renewed;
    Rejoice, You, through whom we worship the Creator:

Rejoice, O Bride Unwedded!