Thursday August 24, 2017 / August 11, 2017
12th Week after Pentecost. Tone two.
Dormition (Theotokos) Fast. By Monastic Charter: Food without Oil
The Scripture Readings2 Corinthians 7:1-10
Holy Martyr and Archdeacon Euplus, Troparion, in Tone IV —
In his suffering, O Lord,/ Thy martyr Euplus received an imperishable crown from Thee, our God;/ for, possessed of Thy might,/ he set at nought his tormenters, and crushed the feeble audacity of the demons.// Through his supplications, save Thou our souls.
Kontakion of the martyr, in Tone I, "The choir of the angels..." —
Holding the laws of Christ in thy hand,/ thou didst stand before the enemy in the arena, crying out:/ "I have called myself to suffer steadfastly!"/ Wherefore, joyfully bowing thy neck,// thou didst undergo beheading by the sword, finishing thy course.