Tuesday June 27, 2017 / June 14, 2017
4th Week after Pentecost. Tone two.
Apostles' (Peter & Paul) Fast. Food with Oil
The Scripture ReadingsRomans 10:11-11:2
Holy Prophet Elisha, Troparion, Tone IV —
The angel in the flesh, the foundation of the prophets,/ the second forerunner of the coming of Christ,/ the glorious Elijah from on high sent down grace upon Elisha/ to dispel infirmities and to cleanse lepers.// Wherefore, he poureth forth healings upon those who honor him.
St. Methodius, Patriarch of Constantinople, Troparion, Tone IV —
The truth of things revealed thee to thy flock as a rule of faith,/ a model of meekness and a teacher of abstinence/ wherefore thou hast attained the heights through humility/ and riches through poverty.// O hierarch Methodius our father, entreat Christ God that our souls be saved.
Kontakion of the Holy Hierarch, Tone II, "The steadfast..." —
Thou didst struggle on earth like an incorporeal being, O Methodius,/ and hast inherited the heavens,/ as one who explained the veneration of icons to the ends of the earth;/ for subjected all the more to labors and pangs,// thou didst not cease boldly to denounce those who cast aside the icons of Christ.
Kontakion of the Prophet, Tone II: "Seeking the highest..." —
Thou wast shown to be a prophet of God,/ receiving a twofold measure of grace,/ which truly befitted thee, O blessed Elisha;/ for thou wast the companion of Elijah,// and with him dost unceasingly entreat Christ God in behalf of us all.