Forefeast of the Annunciation - Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 4

Today is the prelude of universal joy; / let us keep the forefeast in gladness. / For, behold, Gabriel comes to the Virgin, / bringing her the good tidings: / Hail, O full of grace; the Lord is with thee.

Kontakion — Tone 4

At the great Archangel’s voice, O Theotokos, / the All-holy Spirit came upon thee / and thou didst conceive Him Who is one in essence and co-enthroned with God the Father, / O you who are the recall of Adam.

Kontakion — Tone 8

You are the beginning of salvation for all the earth, O Virgin Theotokos, / for God sent His servant Gabriel from Heaven, the great Chief Commander of the angelic hosts, / to stand before you, bringing joy to you who rejoice; / therefore all cry out to you: Hail, O Unwedded Bride!