Kalender Liturgi Gereja Orthodox Indonesia (Russia)
Friday, December 21, 2012 / December 8, 2012 (Church Calendar)
29th Week after Pentecost. Tone three. Nativity (St. Philip's Fast). By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits) Venerable Patapius of Thebes (7th c.). New Martyr John (Kochurov), priest (1918). New Hieromartyr Sergius (1937).. Venerable Cyril, abbot of Chelma Hill (1367). Holy Apostles of the Seventy: Sosthenes, Apollos, Cephas, Tychicus, Epaphroditus, Caesar, and Onesiphorus. Holy 362 Martyrs of Africa, martyred by the Arians, and Martyr Anthusa, at Rome (5th c.). Martyr Anthusa at Rome (5th C). St. Sophronius, bishop of Cyprus (8th c.). St. Valerius, bishop of Trier (3rd c.). St. Budoc, bishop of Plourin. The Scripture Readings
St. Patapius of Thebes, Tone VIII — In thee, O father, that which was created according to the image of God was manifestly saved./ For accepting thy cross thou didst follow after Christ,/ and praying thou didst learn to disdain the flesh,/ for thou didst transcend it to take care of thine immortal soul.// Wherefore, with the angels doth thy soul rejoice, O venerable Patapius. Kontakion, Tone III — They that have found thy temple/ to be a place of spiritual healing, O holy one,/ and have recourse thereto with zeal,/ ask to receive the healing of their infirmities and forgiveness of the transgressions they committed in their lives;/ for thou art seen to be an intercessor for all that are in need,// O venerable Patapius.