Troparia and kontakia for December 9

The Conception by Righteous Anna of the Most Holy Mother of God

Troparion — Tone 4

Today the bonds of barrenness are broken, / God has heard Joachim and Anna. / He has clearly promised them that beyond hope, they would bear a divine child, / by whom the uncircumscribable One was born as a mortal Man, / Who commanded the angel to cry to her: / “Hail, O full of grace, / the Lord is with you!”

Kontakion — Tone 4

Podoben: “You have appeared today...”
Today the world keeps festival / at Anna’s conceiving, wrought by God; / for she bore her who inexpressibly conceived the Word of God.

“Unexpected Joy” Icon of the Mother of God

Kontakion — Tone 6

We have no other help, we have no other hope, but you, O Lady. / Help us, for in you we hope, / and of you we boast, for we are your servants. / Let us not be put to shame.