O Great Mystery Friday, February 12, 2016
The Pasch
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Tomorrow

  • Martinian, the hermit
  • Saturday: The dead in Christ

Yesterday

  • Blaise
  • Thursday: The holy apostles and Nicholas

Our father among the saints, Meletius, archbishop of Antioch.
Friday: The holy and lifegiving cross

For Meletius
Troparion, Tone IV
O Meletius, holy hierarch, * your flock has recognized you by the brilliance of your works. * You are a model of kindness and rule of faith, * a teacher of self-control. * Your lowliness has raised you to the heights of fame, * and your poverty has filled your hands with riches. * Beg Christ, our God, to save our souls.

Kondakion, Tone VI
In the face of your great strength of spirit, * Macedonius, the apostate, turned tail and ran, * while we your admirers draw close to you in love. * As a confidant of angels, O holy father, * you are a fiery sword of death for unbelievers, * but for us you enlighten all the world with a glorious and brilliant light. * Beg Christ, our God, to save our souls.

For the cross
Troparion, Tone I
O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance. * Give victory to those who battle evil, * and with your cross protect us all.

Kondakion, Tone IV
Bestow your mercies on all who bear your name, * O you who freely let yourself be raised upon the cross. * In your power, gladden all who battle evil, * by gracing them with victory over every foe. * For as long as they have you as their ally, * they possess a weapon of peace, * unfailing trophy of victory.

Stavrotheotokion, Tone I
Surrounded by the grace of your sonís holy cross, * we hasten to sing your praises, O lady most pure. * For we enjoy your constant intercession * that preserves us from every evil.

Blessed is the kingdom of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit both now and forever and unto ages of ages. Amen.

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