O Great Mystery Saturday, December 3, 2016
The Christmas Fast: 22 days until the birthday of our Lord Jesus Christ
23rd week after Pentecost, Tone VI
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  • Habakkuk, prophet
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The holy prophet, Zephaniah.
Saturday: All the dead in Christ

For Zephaniah
Troparion, Tone II
Today we honor your prophet, Zephaniah, O Lord: * By his prayers, save our souls.

Kondakion, Tone IV
The Holy Spirit himself made you a brightly shining beacon of the coming of the Lord, * and so you urged the daughter of Sion to rejoice, Jerusalem to declare: * Behold, the king comes forth, bearing salvation.

For the dead in Christ
Troparion, Tone II
All you apostles and martyrs, * you prophets and hierarchs, * monks and nuns and holy men and women of all times: * Valiantly have you fought, persevering in the faith. * For this, the Lord is sure to hear your prayers. * Remind him of his loving kindness, * and beg him to save our souls.

Troparion, Tone II
In your loving kindness, Lord, remember all your servants who have passed away. * Forgive them all the wrong they ever did, * for no one can boast a sinless life. * You alone have never sinned, * and you alone can give the dead repose.

Kondakion, Tone VIII
With your holy ones, O Christ, * give rest to the souls of your departed servants, * where there is neither suffering, nor sorrow, nor sighing, * but life everlasting.

Kondakion, Tone VIII
To you, creator of all things, * the universe presents the saints as the first fruits of creation. * For their sake, O saviour, rich in mercy, * preserve us all in holiness and peace through the Theotokos.

Theotokion, Tone II
With the praise the angels offer you do we praise you, * O mother of ineffable light.

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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