O Great Mystery Monday, June 27, 2016
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  • Irenaeus, bishop of Lyons
  • Tuesday: John, the baptist


  • Sunday of All Saints
  • David of Thessalonica

Our venerable father, Samson, called the hospitable, priest and physician.
Monday: The powers of heaven.

For Samson
Troparion, Tone VIII
Patience reaped you your reward, O holy father, * for you persevered in constant prayer and devotion. * In your great love for the poor and the afflicted, * you attended to their needs of body and soul. * So now we entreat you in our need, O holy father, Samson, * beg Christ, our God, to save our souls.

Kondakion, Tone VIII
Like a skillful physician, O wise and generous father, * you quickly bring the healing of heaven to all who invoke you. * With hymns and canticles we glorify you today, * thus giving glory to Christ who heals us all through you.

For the powers of heaven
Troparion, Tone IV
O leaders of the hosts of heaven, * shield us with the wings of your unearthly glory, * and keep us safe from harm. * Worthless as we are, * we fall before you endlessly entreating you: * Rescue us from all affliction, * O you who lead the powers of heaven.

Kondakion, Tone II
O leaders of God's spirit hosts who celebrate his glory, * you guides of all mankind who also head angelic legions: * Come and fill our every need, * and beg our God to grant us his great mercy.

Theotokion, Tone IV
Raised in the temple of the Lord near the holy of holies, * you were schooled in faith and wisdom, and robed in virginity beyond compare. * To you Gabriel came with this message from on high: * Hail to you, most blessed one, O favorite of God, * the Lord is with you.

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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