Tuesday December 6, 2022 / November 23, 2022
26th Week after Pentecost. Tone eight.
Nativity (St. Philip's Fast). Fish Allowed
The Scripture ReadingsMatthew 11:27-30 Matins Gospel
Sts. Amphilochius of Iconium & Gregory of Agrigentum, Troparion, Tone
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.