O Great Mystery Saturday, November 1, 2014
20th week after Pentecost, Tone III
Today we celebrate:
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  • Akindinus, Pegasius, Anempodista and more, martyrs


  • Apostles numbered among the seventy
  • Friday: The cross

Middle feast with 	vigil The commemoration of all the saints according to the Western calendar.
Lesser feast The holy physicians and wonderworkers, Cosmas and Damian.
Saturday: All the dead in Christ

For All Saints
Troparion, Tone IV
Crimsoned with the blood of all your martyrs, O Christ, our God, * your Church cries out to you: * Bestow your mercies on all mankind, * and grant the world your lasting peace.

Kondakion, Tone VIII
Let us praise the baptist and forerunner, with the apostles, prophets, and martyrs; * let us hymn the hierarchs and all the martyred clergy, * the Christ-like and ascetic men and women, and all the just, * together with the legions of angels. * With hymns of praise, * let us crown them as we should, * seeking a share in their glory at the hands of Christ, the saviour.

Exapostilarion, Tone II
To you, creator of all things, * the universe presents the saints as first fruits of creation. * For their sake, O savior, rich in mercy, * preserve us all in holiness and peace through the Theotokos.

For Cosmas and Damian
Troparion, Tone VIII
Inspired by compassion and generosity of heart, * you marvelously served all without recompense, O saintly physicians. * Freely did you receive, so, now, freely give to us: * come to us in our weakness and fill our every need.

Kondakion, Tone I
From God himself, O wise and holy physicians, * you received the gift of compassion. * Intercede for us, then, as we cry out in our faith: * O Lord, save your people, and by the Theotokos deliver us from the dangers that assail us.

For the dead in Christ
Troparion, Tone II
All you apostles and martyrs, * you prophets and hierarchs, * monks and nuns and holy men and women of all times: * Valiantly have you fought, persevering in the faith. * For this, the Lord is sure to hear your prayers. * Remind him of his loving kindness, * and beg him to save our souls.

Troparion, Tone II
In your loving kindness, Lord, remember all your servants who have passed away. * Forgive them all the wrong they ever did, * for no one can boast a sinless life. * You alone have never sinned, * and you alone can give the dead repose.

Kondakion, Tone VIII
With your holy ones, O Christ, * give rest to the souls of your departed servants, * where there is neither suffering, nor sorrow, nor sighing, * but life everlasting.

Kondakion, Tone VIII
To you, creator of all things, * the universe presents the saints as the first fruits of creation. * For their sake, O saviour, rich in mercy, * preserve us all in holiness and peace through the Theotokos.

Theotokion, Tone II
With the praise the angels offer you do we praise you, * O mother of ineffable light.

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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