Saturday January 23, 2021 / January 10, 2021
33rd Week after Pentecost. Tone seven.
The Scripture ReadingsJohn 10:1-9 Matins Gospel
Ss. Gregory of Nyssa, Dometian & Marcian, Troparion, Tone IV —
O God of our fathers,/ deal with us ever according to Thy meekness./ Deprive us not of Thy mercy,/ but through their supplications// direct our life in peace.
Kontakion of St. Gregory, Tone I, "The choir of angels" —
Keeping watch with the eye of thy soul, O holy hierarch,/ thou didst show thyself to be a vigilant pastor for the world,/ and with the staff of thy wisdom and thy fervent intercession/ thou didst drive away all the heretics like wolves,/ preserving the flock unharmed,// O most wise Gregory.
Holy Hierarch Theophan, Troparion, Tone VIII —
O instructor of Orthodoxy / teacher of piety and purity / O godly-wise hierarch Theophan the ascetic of Vyshynsk / through thy writings thou hast explained the Word of God / and hast thou shown to all believers the way to salvation / pray that Christ God will save our souls
Kontakion, Tone IV —
O name-sake of Theophany / hierarch Theophan / through thy teachings thou hast enlightened many people / now standing with angels before the altar of the Holy Trinity // pray unceasingly for us all.