Forefeast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos
Apolytikion of Forefeast of the Annunciation in the Fourth Tone
Today is the prelude of universal joy; let us keep the forefeast in gladness. For, behold, Gabriel cometh with fear and wonder unto the Virgin, bringing her the good tidings: Rejoice, thou who art full of grace; the Lord is with thee.
Kontakion of Forefeast of the Annunciation in the Fourth Tone
At the great Archangel’s voice, O Theotokos, the All-holy Spirit came upon thee and thou didst conceive Him that is one in essence and throne with God the Father, O Adam’s recovery.
We Also Celebrate Today:
Artemon the Presbyter
Our Holy Father Theonas, Archbishop of Thessolonica
Zachariah the Recluse