Monday, July 30, 2007

The Procession of the Honorable and Lifegiving Cross of the Lord

A blessed forefeast (7/31) and--though it will mark the beginning of the Dormition Fast--happy feastday (8/1).

Troparion - Tone 1

O Lord, save Your people,
And bless Your inheritance!
Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians
Over their adversaries.
And by virtue of the Cross,
Preserve Your habitation!

Kontakion - Tone 4

As You were voluntarily crucified for our sake,
Grant mercy to those who are called by Your name;
Make all Orthodox Christians glad by Your power,
Granting them victories over their adversaries,
By bestowing on them the invincible trophy, Your weapon of peace!


Benjamin said...

God bless you on this feast, good sir.

Mimi said...

Happy Feast Day, or S'praznikom!

Mimi said...

(questions are up for you)

Mimi said...

Great answers! I giggled at Holy Briches, bwahahahahahahhaha! And, like you say, one to remember for the ages.

I have Lawhead's Patrick, but haven't read it yet, I'll bump it to close to the top of my pile! Thanks!