31 - September 5, 2015
Fifteenth Week After Pentecost
Let us, O faithful, praise and worship the Word *
Who, with the Father and the Spirit, is without beginning, * and Who was born
from the Virgin for our salvation, * for He was well pleased to ascend the Cross
in the flesh and to endure death, * and to raise the dead by His glorious
Resurrection. (Troparion - Tone
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to
the ages of ages. Amen.
O my Savior, You descended into Hades, * and, having broken its gates as the
All-Powerful, You, as Creator, raised up the dead with You; * and, You broke the
sting of death, and delivered Adam from the curse, O Lover of Mankind. *
Therefore, we all cry out to You: “O Lord, save us!” (Kontakion - Tone
The icon is of the Beheading of Saint John the
Baptist (August 29th).