He who places his hope on thee, O Virgin all-glorious, will prosper in all he does.

Inscription on Byzantine coin during reign of Romanus III

Friday, February 16, 2007

George of Ioannina, Martyr

Let us praise George, Christ's Martyr,
Ioannina's boast and protector.
For he contested steadfastly and conquered the enemy in power of the spirit.
He now intercedes unceasingly that our souls may find mercy.

Troparion, Tone 5

Alexis Toth, Confessor and Defender

O righteous Father Alexis,

Our heavenly intercessor and teacher,

Divine adornment of the Church of Christ!

Entreat the Master of All
To strengthen the Orthodox Faith in America,
To grant peace to the world

And to our souls, great mercy!

Troparion, Tone 4