“Today the faithful celebrate the feast with joy  illumined by your coming, O Mother of God.  Beholding your pure image we fervently cry to you:  ‘Encompass us beneath the precious veil of your protection;  deliver us from every form of evil by entreating Christ,  your Son and our God that He may save our souls.'”
(Troparion of the Feast of the Protection of the Theotokos)