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Twenty-Third Week After Pentecostt

October 17-23, 2016
Twenty-Third Week After Pentecost

Troparion (Tone 8): O Christ our God, You are most glorious, * for You established our Fathers lights upon the earth * and through them led us to the true faith. * O greatly Compassionate One, glory to You!

Kontakion (Tone 6): The Son Who shone forth ineffably from the Father * was born two-fold in nature. * Beholding Him, we do not refuse the image of his form, * but piously depicting it, we honor it faithfully. * Therefore the Church, holding fast to the true faith, * embraces the icon of the incarnation of Christ.

Theotokion (Tone 6): O unashamed Protectress of Christians, * unfailing Mediatrix before the Creator: * do not despise the prayerful voices of sinners; * but, in your goodness quickly help us who cry out to you in faith: * “Hasten to intercede and speedily pray for us, * for you, O Mother of God, always protect those who honor you!”

October 1 is the Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God.

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