O Great Mystery Friday, October 24, 2014
19th week after Pentecost, Tone II
Today we celebrate:
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  • Marcian, the reader, and Martyrius, the chanter
  • Saturday: The dead in Christ


  • James, apostle
  • Thursday: The holy apostles and Nicholas

Lesser feast The holy greatmartyr, Syncletica, and her companions.
Friday: The holy and lifegiving cross

For Syncletica and companions
Troparion, Tone I
By the sufferings your holy ones endured for you, O Lord and lover of mankind, * be pleased to heal our every ill.

Kondakion, Tone IV
The memory of these champions of the faith dawns upon us today as a herald of joy, * and so we celebrate it by glorifying the Lord for whom they died.

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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