In giving birth, you did preserve your virginity, in your dormition,
you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos. You were translated unto life,
since you are the Mother of Life; and by your intercessions
you do redeem our souls from Death.
The grave and death could not hold the Theotokos,
who is unsleeping in her intercessions and an unfailing hope
in her mediations. For as the Mother of Life she was translated to life
by Him who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb.]]>