Tuesday June 27, 2017 / June 14, 2017

4th Week after Pentecost. Tone two.
Apostles' (Peter & Paul) Fast. Food with Oil

Prophet Elisha (10th c. B.C.).
St. Methodius, patriarch of Constantinople (847).
Finding of the relics (1992) of New Hieromartyr Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev.
New Hieromartyr Joseph priest (1918).
New Hieromartyrs Nicholas, Alexander, Paul priests and Nicholas deacon (1938).
St. Mstislav-George, prince of Novgorod (1180).
Venerable Methodius, abbot of Peshnosha (1392).
Venerable Elisha, monk, of Suma (Solovki) (15th- 16th c.).
Synaxis of All Saints of Diveevo.
Venerable Niphon, monk of Kapsokalyvia, Mt. Athos (1330).
Venerable Julitta (Julia) of Tabenna in Egypt.
St. John (Mavropos), metropolitan of Euchaita (1100).
St. Joseph, bishop of Thessalonica, brother of St. Theodore of the Studion (830).
St. Sabbas the Fool-for-Christ of Vatopedi, Mt. Athos (1349).
St. Dogmael, monk of Pembrokeshire..
St. Cyril of Gortyne.

The Scripture Readings

Romans 10:11-11:2
Matthew 11:16-20

Troparion

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.