- Stephen, pope of Rome
- Monday: Powers of heaven
- The Maccabees, Salome, and elder Eleazar, martyrs
- Saturday: The dead in Christ
The dedication of the little church of the Theotokos at Assisi, named St Mary of the Angels, popularly called little portion.
- For the Theotokos
- Troparion, Tone IV
Jacob anointed the rock at Bethel, * calling it the house of God, the gate of heaven, and awesome place. * Solomon dedicated the temple at Jerusalem, * and a great, white cloud bore the Lord to his throne. * You are that rock, that cloud, and that temple, * O virgin Theotokos.
Kondakion, Tone IV
Blessed are you, O Christ, our God, * for you have shown us your infinite mercy in the temple of your most pure mother. * By her prayers, and those of our father, Francis, * with your mighty arm protect these holy communities from all the assaults of the evil one, * O only Lover of mankind.
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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