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, May 18, 2007


Christus resurrexit de mortuis,

morte mortem calcavit,

et entibus in sepulchris vitam donavit.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Dunstan, Archbishop

By thee, O Dunstan, hath the whole land of England been wondrously adorned, for thou didst labor unceasingly to restore all the monastic houses laid waste by the heathen, to people them again with zealous monks and nuns, and to provide them with strict rules of pious order wherewith to govern their lives. Wherefore, the Church of Christ doth ever praise thine all-honorable name, O holy bishop.

Troparion, Tone 8