MENALOGION: Fixed Feasts in the Byzantine Liturgical Year (meet your relatives in Baptism)


All images are public domain or copyright kalamation which can be used with appropriate reference. A troparion is given in each calendar day or use the troparion referenced by number to the below: (1) For Martyrs. Your Holy martyrs received the crown of immortality from You, O our God, on account of their struggle. Armed with Your strength, they have vanquished their persecutors and crushed the powerless arrogance of demons. Through their supplications, O Christ God, save our souls. (2) For Virgin-Martyrs. Your ewe-lamb cries out to You in a loud voice: "O my Bridegroom, I long for You and I struggle in my quest for You. I am crucified with you and buried with You in Your Baptism. I suffer for Your sake in order to reign with You. I die for You in order to live with You." Accept her as an immaculate victim since she is immolated for Your love. Through her intercession, O Merciful One, save our souls. (3) For a Heirarch (Bishop). O Father and Heirarch, the holiness of your life has set you before your flock as a rule of faith, an example of meekness and a teacher of temperance. Wherefore you acquired greatness through humility and spiritual wealth through poverty. Pray to Christ God that He may save our souls. (4) For an Apostle. Holy Apostle intercede with God All-Merciful that He may grant our souls the forgiveness of sins. (5) For Several Apostles. Holy Apostles, intercede with the Merciful God that He may grant our souls the forgiveness of sins. (6) For an Apostle-Evangelist. Holy Apostle and Evangelist, intercede with the Merciful God that He may grant our souls the forgiveness of sins. (7) For Heirarchs, Confessors, Melodists. Guide of Orthodoxy, Teacher of Piety and Holiness, Star of the Universe, Glory of Monks, wise N, inspired by God, by your teachings you enlightened us all, O Harp of the Spirit, intercede with Christ God for the salvation of our souls. (8) For Prophets. We celebrate the memory of your prophet N, and through him we implore You, O Lord, save our souls. (9) For a Venerable Father. In you o venerable father, was restored the likeness of God, for you carried your cross and followed Christ. You taught by your deeds how to spurn the body, for it passes away, and how to value the soul, for it is immortal. Wherefore your soul is forever in happiness with the Angels. (10) For a Venerable Mother. In you o venerable mother, was restored the likeness of God, for you carried your cross and followed Christ. You taught by your deeds how to spurn the body, for it passes away, and how to value the soul, for it is immortal. Wherefore your soul is forever in happiness with the Angels. (11) For Ascetics. Your abundant tears made the wilderness sprout and bloom, and your deep sighings made your labor fruitful a hundredfold. You became a star shining over the world with miracles. Holy Father N, pray to Christ God that He may save our souls. (12) For Solitaries, Monks. You appeared as a citizen of the wilderness, an angel in the flesh and a wonderworker, our God-inspired father N. By fastings, vigils, and prayer, you received heavenly gifts; you cure the sick and souls of those who run to you in faith. Glory to Him who gave you this power! Glory to Him who crowned you! Glory to Him who through you performs healings for all! (13) For Stylites. A pillar of endurance, you competed with the Forefathers: Job in his strugles, Joseph in his temptations. and the bodiless angels, though who were in the body. Our Holy Father N, intercede with Christ God for the salvation of our souls. (14) For Holy Unmercenaries (Physicians who charge no fees). Holy Unmercenary wonderworkers, look to our ailments; freely you have received, freely give to us. (15) For Mixed Classes of Saints. O God of our Fathers, who always deal with us according to Your compassion, do not remove Your mercy from us, but through their intercession, direct our lives in peace.