Monday, August 31, 2009

St. Aidan of Lindisfarne, Aspostle of Northumbria

Thursday, August 27, 2009

St. Augustine of Hippo

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Pope St. Zephyrinus

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

St.Hilda of Whitby

Monday, August 24, 2009

St. Bartholomew, Apostle

(This saint is commemorated on 11 June by the Eastern Church and on 25 August by Western Orthodox).

The Collect (According to Book of Common Prayer - Orthodox Catholic usage):
O Almighty and everlasting God, who disdst give to thine Apostle Bartholomew grace truly to believe and to preach the Word: grant, we beseech thee, unto thy Church; to love that Word which he believed, and both to preach and receive the same. Through Jesus Christ thy Son, our Lord: Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Dormition/Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary

Troparion (Tone 1)

In giving birth you preserved your virginity,
In falling asleep you did not forsake the world, O Theotokos.
You were translated to life, O Mother of Life,
And by your prayers, you deliver our souls from death.

Kontakion (Tone 2)

Neither the tomb, nor death could hold the Theotokos,
Who is constant in prayer and our firm hope in her intercessions.
For being the Mother of Life,
She was translated to life by the One who dwelt in her virginal womb.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Martyr and Archdeacon Laurence of Rome

Troparion - Tone 4

Victorious martyr of Christ our God,
by the sign of the Cross you gave sight to the blind;
you distributed the riches of the Church to the poor;
you were tried by fire and no evil was found in you.
As you endured the burning,
may your prayers extinguish the flames of our many sins,
blessed Archdeacon Lawrence!

Kontakion - Tone 2

Your heart burned with divine fire
as the flames of the passions died within you.
God-bearing martyr Lawrence, the pillar of those who struggle,
you cried out in the midst of your contest:
"Nothing can separate me from the love of Christ."

Thursday, August 06, 2009


Troparion - Tone 7

You were transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God,
revealing Your glory to Your disciples as far as they could bear it.
Let Your everlasting Light also shine upon us sinners,
through the prayers of the Theotokos.
O Giver of Light, glory to You!

Kontakion - Tone 7

On the Mountain You were Transfigured, O Christ God,
And Your disciples beheld Your glory as far as they could see it;
So that when they would behold You crucified,
They would understand that Your suffering was voluntary,
And would proclaim to the world,
That You are truly the Radiance of the Father!