O Great Mystery Friday, July 29, 2016
5th week after Pentecost, Tone IV
Today we celebrate:
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  • Constantine the younger, and Clement
  • Saturday: The dead in Christ


  • Eudoxia, grand princess of Moscow
  • Thursday: The holy apostles and Nicholas

The holy martyr, Callinicus.
The holy apostles and deacons, Prochor, Nicanor, Timon, and Parmen.
Friday: The holy and lifegiving cross

For Callinicus
Troparion, Tone IV
Your martyr, Callinicus, fought a good fight, O Christ, our God, * and therefore he deserves the crown of incorruptible life. * Armed with your strength he vanquished his tormentors * and overcame the daring boldness of the powers of darkness. * For his sake, save our souls.

Kondakion, Tone II
O saintly Callinicus, * you rightfully deserve to enjoy the glory of God in heaven above, * for here on earth you were aflame with the love of Christ. * For his sake, you went through fire, * and so now you enjoy his presence. * Do not forget us here below.

For the apostles
Troparion, Tone III
O you holy apostles, * entreat our merciful God to grant our souls the remission of sins.
For the deacons
Kondakion, Tone II
O chosen vessels of the faith and eyewitnesses of the divine word: * Today we honor your ministry and your sanctity, * begging you to obtain the remission of sins for us all.
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 sonís 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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