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HYMNS

IN GIVING BIRTH

O MOTHER OF GOD

 15th August

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Tone 1

 Translation from The Festal Menaion 

In giving birth O Mother of God thou hast retained thy virginity,

And in falling asleep thou hast not forsaken the world.

Thou who art the Mother of Life,

Hast passed over into life:

And by thy prayers thou dost,

Deliver our souls from death.