The Resurrectional Dismissal Theotokia
Tone 1: When Gabriel announced to thee, “Rejoice!”, O Virgin, /
the Master of all became incarnate within thee, the holy tabernacle, at his cry, /
as the righteous David said. /
Thou wast shown to be more spacious than the heavens, /
having borne thy Creator. /
Glory to Him Who made His abode within thee! /
Glory to Him Who came forth from thee! //
Glory to Him Who hath set us free by thy birthgiving.
Tone 2: All of thy most glorious mysteries are beyond comprehension, O Theotokos; /
for, thy purity sealed and thy virginity intact, /
thou art known to be a true Mother, /
having given birth unto God. //
Him do thou entreat, that our souls be saved.
Tone 3: We hymn thee who hast mediated the salvation of our race, O Virgin Theotokos; /
for thy Son and our God, /
accepting suffering on the Cross in the flesh He had received of thee, /
hath delivered us from corruption, //
in that He is the Lover of mankind.
Tone 4: The mystery hidden from before the ages /
and unknown even to the angels, /
through thee, O Theotokos, hath been revealed to those on earth: /
God incarnate in unconfused union, /
Who willingly accepted the Cross for our sake /
and thereby raising up the first-formed man, //
hath saved our souls from death.
Tone 5: Rejoice, impassible gate of the Lord! /
Rejoice, rampart and protection of those who have recourse unto thee! /
Rejoice, haven untouched by storms, /
thou that knowest not wedlock, /
who gavest birth in the flesh to thy Creator and God! /
Fail not in thy supplications //
for those who hymn and venerate thy birthgiving!
Tone 6: Gideon foretold thy conception, /
and David proclaimed thy birthgiving, O Theotokos; /
for as the dew descended upon the fleece, /
so did the Word descend into thy womb, /
and thou, O holy ground, /
without seed didst put forth Christ our God, /
the salvation of the world, //
O thou who art full of grace.
Tone 7: As thou art the treasury of our resurrection, O all-hymned one, /
lead up from the pit and abyss of transgression those who trust in thee, /
for thou who gavest birth to our Salvation /
hast saved those who are subject to sin. /
O thou who before giving birth wast Virgin, and during thy birthgiving wast virgin, //
thou remainest a Virgin even after giving birth.
Tone 8: O Good One, Who for our sake wast born of the Virgin /
and, having endured crucifixion, cast down death by death, /
and as God revealed the resurrection: /
disdain not that which Thou hast fashioned with Thine own hand. /
Show forth Thy love for mankind, O Merciful One; /
accept the Theotokos who gave Thee birth and prayeth for us; //
and save Thy despairing people, O our Savior!