- The deliverance of Constantinople
- Agrippina of Sicily
- Friday: The cross
The Birthday of the Glorious Prophet and Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord, John.
Saturday: All the dead in Christ
- For John the Baptist
- Troparion, Tone IV
O prophet and forerunner of the coming of the Lord, * how can we praise you as you rightly deserve? * Your birth enabled your father to speak once more, * and spared your mother the shame of being barren, * preparing the world for the incarnation of the word.
Kondakion, Tone III
For years she bore the shame of being barren, * until she bore her son called John, * the last and the 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.
- 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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