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Thursday October 17, 2019 / October 4, 2019
18th Week after Pentecost. Tone eight.
The Scripture ReadingsEphesians 5:33-6:9
Holy Hieromartyr Hierotheus, Bishop of Athens, Troparion, Tone IV
Having learned goodness and been watchful in all things,/ arrayed as befitteth a priest, in a good conscience,/ thou didst draw forth ineffable things from the chosen vessel;/ and, having kept the Faith, thou didst complete a course like his.// O hieromartyr Hierotheus, entreat Christ God, that our souls be saved.
Kontakion (after Ode III), Tone VIII "To thee, the champion leader" —
Taught by thee things strange and ineffable, we praise thee, the hierarch of Athens;/ for thou hast been shown to be a God-pleasing composer of hymns./ Pray thou, O most blessed Hierotheus, that we be delivered from every sinful fall,// that we may cry out: Rejoice, O divinely wise father!
Kontakion, Tone IV "Having been lifted up" —
In that thou wast an unshakable pillar, O Hierotheus,/ thou wast not afraid of the threats of the enemy,/ but, hurled like a precious stone, didst destroy the fortress of falsehood, O father./ Wherefore, with His life-giving and divine right hand, the Master crowneth thee who hast battle well.// Him do thou entreat in behalf of us all.
St. Paul the Simple. Troparion, Tone VII —
With the streams of thy tears thou didst irrigate the barren desert,/ and with sighs from the depths of thy soul thou didst render thy labors fruitful an hundredfold./ Thou wast a beacon for the whole world, radiating miracles.// O our father Paul, entreat Christ God that our souls be saved.
Kontakion, Tone II —
Forsaking the crooked paths of the sin-loving world, thou didst run with steps of obedience after Christ; being an elder thou didst humble thyself as an infant; wherefore, thou hast entered into the kingdom of heaven in accordance with the Master's word; for which cause we cry out to thee: Rejoice, 0 faithful servant of the Lord! Rejoice, beacon of the virtues! Rejoice, O Paul, our venerable father!