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James
September 08, 2004 02:33PM
On this most holy feast day, let me share the following with you:

The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

September 8
(Apolytikion)
Your birth, O Theotokos, brought joy to the
whole world, for from you dawned the sun of
righteousness, Christ our God. Freeing us
from the curse, He gave us His blessings.
Abolishing death, He granted us eternal life.

(Kontakion)
In your holy birth, Immaculate One, Joachim
and Anna were rid of the shame of
childlessness; Adam and Eve of the corruption
of death. And so your people, free of the
guilt of their sins, celebrate crying: "The
barren one gives birth to the Theotokos, who
nourishes our life."

(Reading)

According to the ancient tradition of the
Church, the Theotokos was born of barren and
aged parents, Joachim and Anna, about the
year 16 or 17 before the birth of Christ.
Joachim was descended from the royal line of
David, of the tribe of Judah. Anna was of the
priestly tribe of Levi, a daughter of the
priest Matthan and Mary, his wife.

Reading courtesy of Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Brookline, MA
Apolytikion courtesy of Narthex Press, Northridge, CA
Kontakion courtesy of Narthex Press, Northridge, CA
(C) 2004 Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
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