Christ the Saviour Celebrates Dormition - 08/15/17

The community of Christ the Saviour (Harrisburg) celebrated the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God. On the eve we participated in the burial rite and sang lamentations at the tomb of the Theotokos, "who is constant in prayer, and our firm hope in her intercessions". 
Troparion — Tone 1 In giving birth thou didst preserve thy virginity. In falling asleep thou didst not forsake the world, O Theotokos. Thou wast translated to life, O Mother of Life, and by thy prayers, thou dost deliver our souls from death.