O Great Mystery Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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  • Savva of Rome and the 70 soldiers
  • Thursday: The holy apostles and Nicholas


  • Theodore of Sykeon in Galatia, bishop
  • Tuesday: John, the baptist

Middle feast without vigil The holy greatmartyr, George, wonderworker.
Wednesday: The holy and lifegiving cross

For George
Troparion, Tone IV
O courageous and victorious martyr, George, * O liberator of captives and defender of the poor, * O healer of the sick and infirm: * Beg Christ, our God, to save our souls.

Kondakion, Tone IV
By cultivating the soil of your soul, * God made you a tireless cultivator of piety and justice, * so that you harvested for yourself the sheaves of virtue. * Indeed you sowed in tears, but you reaped in joy, * for by giving your blood, you won for yourself the reward of Christ, the Lord. * So now, by your prayers, O victorious martyr, * obtain for us all the remission of sins.

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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