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Fifteenth Week After Pentecost

August 28, 2016
Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Troparion (Tone 2): The memory of the righteous is celebrated with hymns of praise, * but for you, O Forerunner, the Lord's testimony is enough, * for you were shown to be truly more honorable than the prophets, * in that you were deemed worthy to baptize in the currents the Lord whom you had proclaimed. * Wherefore, having struggled with joy for the truth, * even to those in Hades you proclaimed God, Who had appeared in flesh, * Who takes away the sin of the world * and grants us great mercy.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Kontakion (Tone 5): The glorious beheading of the Forerunner was part of God's divine plan * that he might proclaim the coming of the Savior even to those in Hades. * So let Herodius weep for having demanded a lawless murder; * for she loved neither God's Law nor eternal life,* but only this false and fleeting life.

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