Monday July 23, 2018 / July 10, 2018

9th Week after Pentecost. Tone seven.

The Placing of the Precious Robe of the Lord at Moscow (1625).
Holy 45 Martyrs at Nicopolis in Armenia, including Leontius, Maurice, Daniel, Anthony, Alexander, Anicetus, Sisinius, Meneus, and Belerad (Verelad) (319).
Venerable Anthony of the Kiev Caves (1073).
New Hieromartyrs Basil, Peter ans Stephen priests, Gregory and Nestor deacons (1918).
Venerables Eumenes (1920) and Parthenius (1905) of Gortyna.
Venerable Silouan of the Far Caves in Kiev (13th-l4th c.).
Martyr Apollonius of Sardis (3rd c.).
Martyrs Bianor and Silvanus of Pisidia (4th c.).
10,000 Fathers of the desert and caves of Scetis martyred by the impious Patriarch Theophilus of Alexandria (398).
"Konevits" Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.
Translation of the relics (1609) of St. Basil, bishop of Ryazan (1295).
St. Gregory, bishop of Assos near Ephesus (1150) (Greek).
New Hieromartyr Archpriest Joseph of Damascus and Companions (1860).
Synaxis of All Saints of Vatopedi Monastery, Mt. Athos.

The Scripture Readings

Matthew 27:27-32 Matins Gospel
1 Corinthians 11:31-12:6
Matthew 18:1-11
1 Corinthians 1:18-24 Robe
Mark 15:16-32 Robe
Galatians 5:22-6:2 St. Anthony
Matthew 4:25-5:12 St. Anthony

Troparion

45 Holy Martyrs of Nicopolis of Armenia, Troparion, Tone IV
In their sufferings, O Lord,/ Thy martyrs received imperishable crowns from Thee our God;/ for, possessed of Thy might,/ they set at nought the tormentors and crushed the feeble audacity of the demons.// By their supplications save Thou our souls.

Kontakion, Tone VIII, "As firstfruits..."
For the sake of Christ, O martyrs, ye endured many torments./ Ye set at nought all of idolatrous polytheism and destroyed all the ungodliness of every falsehood,/ trampling them down by the power of Christ.// And ye teach us all to chant openly, with faith: Alleluia!