Sunday, August 08, 2004

Blessed be God in His angels and in His saints
St Panteleimon (Pantaleone)
His Byzantine Rite (Julian reckoning) feast-day is today. One of my most unusual icons in my living-room chapel is a Russian one of him printed on a piece of silk, like a miniature banner or the antimension that goes on the Holy Table.

Troparion, Tone 3
O holy prize-winner and healer Panteleimon,/ intercede with our merciful God/ that He may grant to our souls/ the forgiveness of our sins.

Kontakion, Tone 5
Thou didst faithfully follow the Merciful One/ and wast granted the grace of healing./ O prize-winner and Martyr of Christ our God/ by thine intercessions/ heal the diseases of our souls/ and banish the snares of the enemy/ from those who cry with faith: Save us, O Lord.

St John Mary Vianney
Link from Lee Nelson's blog

Antiphon: I will liken him † unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock.

V. The Lord loved him and adorned him.
R. He clothed him with a robe of glory.

Almighty and merciful God, who didst endue Saint John Mary with zeal for thy flock and a continual desire for prayer and penance, grant, we beseech thee, that by his example and intercession we may win the souls of our brethren for Christ and with them attain unto everlasting glory.

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