Monday July 24, 2017 / July 11, 2017
8th Week after Pentecost. Tone six.
The Scripture Readings1 Corinthians 9:13-18
Holy Martyr Euphemia, Troparion, Tone IV —
Thy ewe-lamb Euphemia crieth out to Thee with a loud voice, O Jesus:/ "I love Thee, O my Bridegroom,/ and, seeking Thee, I pass through many struggles:/ I am crucified and buried with Thee in Thy baptism,/ and suffer for Thy sake, that I may reign with Thee;/ I die for Thee that I might live with Thee./ As an unblemished sacrifice accept me,/ who sacrifice myself with love for Thee// By her supplications save Thou our souls, in that Thou art merciful.
St. Olga, Troparion, Tone IV —
Having furnished thy mind with wings of divine knowledge,/ thou didst soar far above visible creation;/ and seeking God, the Creator of all, and finding Him,/ thou didst receive rebirth through baptism;// and delighting in the Tree of life, O ever-glorious Olga, thou remainest incorrupt forever.
Kontakion of St. Olga, Tone IV, ''Thou hast appeared today..." —
Let us hymn today God the Benefactor of all,/ Who glorified the divinely wise Olga in Russia,// that through her supplications He might give remission of sins to our souls.
Kontakion of St. Euphemia, Tone VI, "Having fulfilled Thy dispensation" —
Feats in thy contest and struggles in the Faith/ didst thou fervently set for thyself for thy Bridegroom;/ and now through the Theotokos/ pray that the audacity of the foe and heresies/ be subdued beneath the feet of Orthodox hierarchs,// O all-praised one who accepted and preserved the definition of the six hundred and thirty God-bearing fathers.