O Great Mystery Wednesday, August 27, 2014
11th week after Pentecost, Tone II
Today we celebrate:
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  • Moses the Black
  • Thursday: The holy apostles and Nicholas


  • Adrian and Natalia, martyrs
  • Tuesday: John, the baptist

Our venerable father, Pimen.
Wednesday: The holy and lifegiving cross

For Pimen
Troparion, Tone VIII
Like warm and gentle rain, * your compunction made the arid desert burst forth in bloom. * Your endurance made your sufferings bear fruit a hundredfold, * while your wonders filled all the world with light. * O holy father, Pimen, * beg Christ, our God, to save our souls.

Kondakion, Tone IV
The glorious anniversary of your marvelous struggles comes upon us today, O holy father, * and it fills our hearts with joy.

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 son's 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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