Kalender Liturgi Gereja Orthodox Indonesia (Russia)
Thursday, December 27, 2012 / December 14, 2012 (Church Calendar)
30th Week after Pentecost. Tone four. Nativity (St. Philip's Fast). Food with Oil Martyrs Thyrsus, Leucius, and Callinicus of Apollonia (250).
Martyrs Apollonius, Philemon, Arianus, and Theoctychus of Alexandria (ca. 305). New Hieromartyr Nicholas priest (1937). St. Bassian confessor, archbishop of Tambov (1940). Sainted Ilarion, Metropolitan of Suzdal' and Yur'ev (1707). St. Venatius Fortunatus, bishop of Poitiers (7th c.) (Celtic & British). Venerable Hygbald, abbot in Lincolnshire (7th c.) (Celtic & British). Sts. Fingar and Phila, brother and sister, martyrs in Cornwall. Venerable Daniel the Hesychast of Voronej (17th c.) (Romania). Four guards converted by St. Arianus and martyred (Greek.). St. Folciunus, bishop of Tervas (855) (Neth.). The Scripture Readings
Holy Martyrs Thyrsus, Leucius, Philemon & Companions,Troparion, in Tone IV —
In their sufferings, O Lord,/ Thy martyrs received imperishable crowns
from Thee our God;/ for, possessed of Thy might,/ they set at nought the
tormenters and crushed the feeble audacity of the demons.// By their
supplications save Thou our souls. Kontakion, Tone II "The steadfast" —
Reviling the impious tyrant,/ O champions of faith and piety,/ ye denounced
his bestial thirst for blood,/ and fortified by the help of Christ, O Thyrsus
and Leucius,/ ye vanquished his wrathful opposition.// With those who suffered
with you, pray ye in our behalf.