Kalender Liturgi Gereja Orthodox Indonesia (Rusia)
Sunday, December 23, 2012 / December 10, 2012 (Church Calendar)
29th Sunday after Pentecost. Tone four. Nativity (St. Philip's Fast). Fish Allowed Martyrs Menas the Melodius, Hermogenes, and Eugraphus of Alexandria (310). St. Ioasaph, bishop of Belgorod (1754). New Hieromartyr Jacob and Alexander priests, Hieromartyr Eugraph and his son (1918). New
Hieromartyrs Anatolius, Alexander, Eugine, Constantine, Nicholas
priests and with them Martyrs Peter, Michael, Dorotheus, Laurentius,
Gregory and Virgin-martyrs Alexandra and Tatiana, New Hieromartyr
Michael priest, New Hieromartyr Sergius (1937). Virgin-martyr Eudocia (after 1937). New Hieromartyrs Nicholas and Alexis priests (1938). Virgin-martyrs Anna and Tatiana confessors (1948). Virgin-martyr Thecla confessor (1954). Venerable Anna confessor (1958).
Martyr Gemellus of Paphlagonia (361).
Venerable Thomas of Bithynia (10th c.).
Blessed John, king of Serbia (1503), and his parents Stephen (1468) and Angelina Brancovich (16th c.). Hieromartyr Theotecnus (Greek). Martyr Marianus (Greek). Martyr Eugene (Greek). The Scripture Readings
Troparion of the Sunday, Tone IV —
When the women disciples of the Lord learned from the angel / the joyous message of Thy
resurrection, / they cast away the ancestral curse / and elatedly told the Apostles: / Death is
overthrown! / Christ God is risen, / granting the world great mercy! Hymn to the Theotokos, Tone IV —
The mystery of all eternity, / unknown even by angels, / through you, O Theotokos, is revealed
to those on earth: / God incarnate, by union without confusion. / He voluntarily accepted
the cross for us, / by which He resurrected the first-created man, / saving our souls
from death. Kontakion of the Sunday, Tone IV —
My Savior and Redeemer as God rose from the tomb and delivered the earthborn from their
chains. He has shattered the gates of hell, and as Master, He has risen on the third day!
Holy Martyrs Menas, Hermogenes & Eugraphus of Alexandria,
Troparion, Tone VIII —
Having mortified the fiery forms and movements of the passions by abstinence,
O martyrs of Christ,/ ye received the grace to dispel the ailments of the
infirm,/ and, living even after your death, to work miracles!/ Otruly
most glorious wonder! Bare bones pour forth healing!// Glory to the only God
and Creator! Kontakion, Tone I "The choir of the angels" —
Together let us all honor with sacred and sweet hymnody,/ the wondrous Menas,
the godly Hermogenes and Eugraphus,/ as ones who rendered honor unto the Lord,/
who suffered for Him, attained unto the choirs of the incorporeal in the
heavens,// and pour forth miracles. Kontakion, Tone IV "Having been lifted up" —
The right melodious sound of thy words,/ leading Hermogenes up from the abyss
of perdition, set him on the rock of life;/ and Eugraphus, having denounced the
emperor,/ hath his glorious head severed, rejoicing.// And do thou earnestly
pray, O Menas, that all that honor thee with love be saved.