Wednesday September 20, 2017 / September 7, 2017
16th Week after Pentecost. Tone six.
Fast. Food with Oil
The Scripture ReadingsGalatians 6:2-10
Troparion of Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos in
Tone IV —
Mary the divine Maiden, is born unto us today/ from the root of Jesse and the loins of David;/ and all things rejoice and are made new through joy./ Rejoice, together, O heaven and earth!/ Praise her, ye lands of the gentiles!/ Joachim maketh glad, and Anna holdeth festival, crying aloud:// A barren woman giveth birth to the Theotokos, the Nourisher of our Life!
Troparion of Holy Martyr Sozon in Tone IV —
In his suffering, O Lord,/ Thy martyr Sozon received an imperishable crown from Thee our God;/ for, possessed of Thy might,/ he set at nought the tormentors and crushed the feeble audacity of the demons.// By his supplications save Thou our souls.
Kontakion of the Holy Martyr Sozon in Tone II —
Assembling today, with a loud voice let us praise Sozon,/ the true and divinely wise martyr,/ the skilled athlete of piety,/ the initiate of the mysteries of grace,/ the most generous bestower of healings:// for he entreateth Christ God in behalf of us all.
Kontakion of the Forefeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos in
Tone III “Today the Virgin" —
Today Mary, the Virgin and Theotokos,/ the boundless chamber of the Heavenly Bridegroom is born!/ From a barren woman, by the counsel of God,/ the chariot of the Word is rightly adorned;// for she was foretold as the divine portal and Mother of life.