O Great Mystery Friday, August 26, 2016
9th week after Pentecost, Tone VIII
Today we celebrate:
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  • Pimen, monk
  • Saturday: The dead in Christ


  • Titus, bishop, and disciple of saint Paul
  • Thursday: The holy apostles and Nicholas

The holy martyrs, Adrian, and his wife, Natalia.
Friday: The holy and lifegiving cross

For Adrian and Natalia
Troparion, Tone III
You esteemed our saving faith above all else, * and so you turned your back on the paganism of your ancestors, * following in the footsteps of the master, * to gain the riches of divine gifts, O glorious Adrian. * Beg Christ, our God, to save our souls.

Kondakion, Tone IV
You took to heart the words of your pious and devoted wife, O holy Adrian, * embracing martyrdom at her side with all your heart, * so that the two of you received the crowns of victory together.

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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