Feast Day: Bright Friday

The Life-Giving Spring:  …whose waters worked many healings and cured maladies by the Grace of the Theotokos; from this, it came to be called the “Life-Giving Spring.”




Apolytikion: As a Life-Giving Fount, thou didst conceive the Dew that is transcendent in essence, O Virgin Maid, and thou hast welled forth for our sakes the nectar of joy eternal, which doth pour forth from thy fount with the water that springeth up unto Everlasting Life in unending and mighty streams; wherein, taking delight, we all cry out: Rejoice, O thou Spring of Life for all men.

Kontakion: O Lady graced by God, you reward me by letting gush forth, beyond reason, the ever-flowing waters of your Grace from your perpetual Spring. I entreat you, who bore the Logos, in a manner beyond comprehension, to refresh me in your Grace that I may cry out, “Hail redemptive waters.”

Stichera: The Master of the Heavens accomplished strange and marvelous things in you, O all-blameless Lady; from above He descended like rain into your womb, O Bride of God, showing you to be a Spring, gushing forth the perfection of goodness and a flood of healings, flowing with benefactions in abundance to all those yearning for strength of Soul and health of body, through the water of Grace.

Stichera: You well forth streams of healings, O Virgin, to those who always have recourse to your Spring, O Bride of God; for, you freely issue bountiful torrents of cures to all the sick; you enable the blind who approach you to see with clarity; you have restored many lame and halt; you have strengthened paralytics; by the threefold pouring of water you brought to life the one who had been dead; and you have also cured those afflicted by dropsy and shortness of breath.

Doxastikon: Who will speak of your powers, O Spring, which often overflows with inexhaustible wonders, and accomplishes through healings that which is beyond nature? Oh, the great Miracles you stream forth to all! For you not only drive out ailments from those who draw near with love, but you also cleanse away the passions of Souls, bestowing great mercy, O all-spotless Lady.


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