O Great Mystery Monday, July 25, 2016
5th week after Pentecost, Tone IV
Today we celebrate:
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  • Tuesday: John, the baptist


  • Roman and David, protomartyrs of Rus

Lesser feast The dormition of the holy Anna, mother of the Theotokos.
Monday: The powers of heaven.

For the dormition of Anna
Troparion, Tone II
Today, we honor the passing of your grandmother, O Lord: * By her prayers, save our souls.

Kondakion, Tone IV
She carried in her womb none other than the one who gave birth to our life, * and, for this, she was considered worthy of the eternal banquet. * There, she rejoices forever with the blessed of heaven, * and, with them, she prays unceasingly for us all.

For the powers of heaven
Troparion, Tone IV
O leaders of the hosts of heaven, * shield us with the wings of your unearthly glory, * and keep us safe from harm. * Worthless as we are, * we fall before you endlessly entreating you: * Rescue us from all affliction, * O you who lead the powers of heaven.

Kondakion, Tone II
O leaders of God's spirit hosts who celebrate his glory, * you guides of all mankind who also head angelic legions: * Come and fill our every need, * and beg our God to grant us his great mercy.

Theotokion, Tone IV
Raised in the temple of the Lord near the holy of holies, * you were schooled in faith and wisdom, and robed in virginity beyond compare. * To you Gabriel came with this message from on high: * Hail to you, most blessed one, O favorite of God, * the Lord is with you.

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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