Arizona

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Metro Area: Tucson (AZ)
St Melany the Younger Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
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Metro Area: Phoenix (AZ)
St Stephen the Proto-Martyr Byzantine (Ruthenian) Cathedral
Status: ACTIVE CATHEDRAL
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Metro Area: Phoenix (AZ)
St Thomas the Apostle Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
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Protection of the Mother of God

Protected by your coming, O Mother of God, * the faithful people celebrate today with splendor, * and, gazing at your most pure image, * we say with compunction: * "Shield us with your precious veil * and deliver us from all evil * imploring your Son, Christ our God, to save our souls.” (Troparion - Tone 4)

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

Today the Virgin stands forth in the Church, * and with the choirs of saints she invisibly prays to God for us. * The Angels worship with the hierarchs, * and the apostles exult with the prophets, * because, in our behalf, the Mother of God entreats the pre-eternal God. (Kontakion - Tone 3)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God on October 1st.