Tuesday December 6, 2022 / November 23, 2022

26th Week after Pentecost. Tone eight.
Nativity (St. Philip's Fast). Fish Allowed

St. Amphilochius, bishop of Iconium (394).
St. Gregory, bishop of Agrigentum (680).
St. Alexander Nevsky (in schema Alexis), grand prince of Novgorod (1263).
St. Metrophanes (in schema Macarius), bishop of Voronezh (1703).
New Hieromartyr Seraphim (1931).
St. John confessor (1932).
New Hieromartyr Boris bishop of Ivanonsk, Eleazar Spyridonov of Eupatoria priest, Crimea and Martyr Alexander (1937).
New Martyr Archimandrite Gregory (Peradze) of Georgia, who suffered in Auschwitz, Poland (1942).
St. Sisinius the confessor, bishop of Cyzicus (ca. 325).
Martyr Theodore of Antioch (4th c.).
Venerable Ischyrion, bishop in Egypt and hermit of Scete.
St. Amphilochius of the Kiev Caves, bishop of Volhynia (1122).
St. Anthony of lezeru-Vilcea (1714) (Romania).
Venerable Trudo, abbot (693) (Neth.).
St. Helenus of Tarsus, bishop (Greek).
St. Dionysius I, patriarch of Constantinople (15th c.).

The Scripture Readings

Matthew 11:27-30 Matins Gospel
1 Timothy 1:8-14
Luke 17:26-37
Galatians 5:22-6:2 St. Alexander
Matthew 11:27-30 St. Alexander


Sts. Amphilochius of Iconium & Gregory of Agrigentum, Troparion, Tone IV —
O God of our fathers,/ deal with us ever according to Thy meekness./ Deprive us not of Thy mercy,/ but through their supplications// direct our life in peace.

Kontakion of St. Gregory, Tone IV "Thou hast appeared today", (after the Kontakion of the feast) —
With effulgence of splendid radiance the Church of the Holy Spirit/ illumineth those who celebrate thy splendid repose,// O venerable and most blessed father Gregory.

Kontakion of St. Amphilochius, Tone II "Seeking the highest" —
O hierarch Amphilochius, thou divine thunder,/ clarion of the Spirit, husbandman of the garden of Faith,/ scythe cutting down heresies, great favorite of the Trinity,/ standing ever with the angels,// pray thou unceasingly in behalf of us all.

St. Metrophanes, bishop of Voronezh, Troparion, Tone IV —
A rule of faith and model of meekness wast thou to thy flock, O father Metrophanes, humble of mind; wherefore, thou didst shine forth in holy splendor more brightly than the sun, adorned with a crown of incorruption and glory. Beseech thou Christ God, that He save the suffering Russian land and thy city in peace.

Kontakion, Tone VIII —
Having enslaved thy body to thy spirit through abstinence, and made thy soul angelic, thou wast robed in hierarchical vestments as the crown of the priesthood; and standing now before the Master of all, entreat Him, O most blessed Metrophanes, to calm and save our souls.

Design Jason Powell, 2020.