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
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.