Friday December 15, 2017 / December 2, 2017
28th Week after Pentecost. Tone two.
Nativity (St. Philip's Fast). By Monastic Charter: Strict Fast (Bread, Vegetables, Fruits)
The Scripture ReadingsTitus 1:15-2:1-10
Holy Prophet Habbakuk, Troparion, Tone II —
Celebrating the memory/ of Thy prophet Habbakuk O Lord,// through him do we entreat Thee, save Thou our souls.
Kontakion, Tone VIII "To thee, the Champion Leader" —
O divinely eloquent Habbakuk who announced to the world/ God's coming forth from the south, from the Virgin,/ and who, standing on divine watch, didst receive a report from the radiant angel:/ thou hast proclaimed the resurrection of Christ to the world./ Wherefore, in gladness we cry out to thee:// Rejoice, O splendid adornment of the prophets!
Sts. John, Andrew, Heraclemon, and Theophilus, hermits of Egypt, Troparion, Tone IV —
O God of our fathers, deal ever with us according to Thy gentleness; take not Thy mercy from us, but by their supplications direct our life in peace.
Kontakion, in Tone VIII —
Come ye, let us hymn them that were brethren in the flesh, yet more so in spirit: the glorious John with the faithful Heraclemon, wondrous Andrew, and Theophilus, beloved of God. For, lo! loving the cruel life of the desert, they attained unto the longed-for heavenly homeland; where, abiding now in blessedness, they pray with boldness for our souls.