Monday, November 30, 2009

St. Andrew

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day (formerly Armistice Day) and is also the 2nd anniversary of my Chrismation into the Orthodox Church. So much has changed for me in the past few years, spiritually and otherwise. It's important to remember, today, all those who gave of themselves and embodied the notion of sacrifice and selfless service. This doesn't involve just those who serve in the military, of course. There are so many who stick their neck out and risk greatly to serve God in many capacities...

St. Martin of Tours

Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone
In signs and in miracles thou wast renowned throughout Gaul; by grace and adoption now thou art a light for the world, O Martin, most blest of God. Almsdeeds and compassion filled thy life with their splendour; teaching and wise counsel were thy riches and treasures, which thou dost dispense freely unto all them that honour thee.

Kontakion in the Fourth Tone
As a devoted man of God, thou didst proclaim His mysteries. And as a seer of the Trinity, thou didst shed thy blessings on the Occident. By thy prayers and entreaties, O adornment of Tours and glory of all the Church, preserve us, O Saint Martin, and save all who praise thy memory.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Sts. Vitalis and Agricola