O Great Mystery Tuesday, July 29, 2014
7th week after Pentecost, Tone VI
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  • Constantine the younger, and Clement
  • Wednesday: The cross


  • Eudoxia, grand princess of Moscow
  • Monday: Powers of heaven

The holy martyr, Callinicus.
The holy apostles and deacons, Prochor, Nicanor, Timon, and Parmen.
Tuesday: The holy prophet and forerunner, John, the baptist.

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 forerunner
Troparion, Tone II
Praise goes well with every just man's memory, * but for you the witness of the Lord is more than enough. * Of all the prophets, you are indeed the greatest, * for while they could but foretell his coming, * you were chosen to baptize him in the Jordan. * Truth has cost you much, O John, the baptist, but joy has also filled your heart, * for even those long dead were graced to hear your words: * God has taken flesh to save the world from sin, * and grant us his great mercy.

Kondakion, Tone III
For years she bore the shame of being barren, * until she bore her son called John, * the last and greatest of the prophets. * When the one foretold by all of them set foot in Jordan's flow, * on him John laid his hand and showed himself to all the world * a prophet, herald, and forerunner of the word.

Theotokion, Tone II
Through you, O ever virgin Theotokos, we share in the divine nature. * It is only right, then, that we should revere you and praise you, * for you gave birth to God who took flesh for us.

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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