Troparion, Tone 1: In giving birth thou didst preserve thy virginity; / in thy dormition thou didst not forsake the world, O Theotokos. / Thou wast translated unto life, / since thou art the Mother of Life; // and by thine intercessions dost thou deliver our souls from death. Kontakion, Tone 2: The grave and death could not hold the Theotokos, / who is sleepless in her intercessions and an unfailing hope in her mediations. / For as the Mother of Life she was translated unto life // by Him Who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb. Exapostilarion: O ye Apostles from afar, being now gathered together here in the garden of Gethsemane, give burial to my body; and Thou, my Son and my God, receive Thou my spirit.