Thursday August 6, 2020 / July 24, 2020
9th Week after Pentecost. Tone seven.
The Scripture ReadingsLuke 21:12-19 Matins Gospel
Holy Martyr Christina, Troparion, in Tone IV —
Thy ewe-lamb Christina crieth out to Thee with a loud voice, O Jesus:/ "I love Thee, O my Bridegroom,/ and, seeking Thee, I pass through many struggles:/ I am crucified and buried with Thee in Thy baptism,/ and suffer for Thy sake, that I may reign with Thee;/ I die for Thee that I might live with Thee./ As an unblemished sacrifice accept me,/ who sacrifice myself with love for Thee// By her supplications save Thou our souls, in that Thou art merciful.
Kontakion, Tone IV, "Having been lifted up upon the Cross..." —
Thou wast known to be a radiant dove with wings of gold,/ and didst soar aloft to the heights of heaven, O honored Christina./ Wherefore, we celebrate thy glorious festival,/ bowing down before the shrine of thy relics with faith,// from whence divine healing for souls and bodies poureth forth upon all in abundance.