O Great Mystery Tuesday, August 22, 2017
11th week after Pentecost, Tone II
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The holy virgin martyr, Eulalia of Barcelona.
Tuesday: The holy prophet and forerunner, John, the baptist.

For Eulalia
Troparion, Tone IV
With great love, the virgin martyr, Eulalia, cries out to her Lord, * offering him the martyrdom she endured for him. * As by baptism she was buried with him that she might rise with him, * so, by her sufferings, she died to live in him. * Having given Christ the pure oblation of her life, * she now reigns with him in glory. * By her prayers, O Christ, in your mercy save our souls.

Kondakion, Tone II
By your marytrdom, * you teach us patience and love, and perseverance in faith. * O virgin martyr, Eulalia, pray for us unceasingly.

For the forerunner
Troparion, Tone II
Praise goes well with every just man's memory, * but for you the witness of the Lord is more than enough. * Of all the prophets, you are indeed the greatest, * for while they could but foretell his coming, * you were chosen to baptize him in the Jordan. * Truth has cost you much, O John, the baptist, but joy has also filled your heart, * for even those long dead were graced to hear your words: * God has taken flesh to save the world from sin, * and grant us his great mercy.

Kondakion, Tone III
For years she bore the shame of being barren, * until she bore her son called John, * the last and greatest of the prophets. * When the one foretold by all of them set foot in Jordan's flow, * on him John laid his hand and showed himself to all the world * a prophet, herald, and forerunner of the word.

Theotokion, Tone II
Through you, O ever virgin Theotokos, we share in the divine nature. * It is only right, then, that we should revere you and praise you, * for you gave birth to God who took flesh for us.

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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