Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Sts. Sergius and Baccus the Great Martyrs
taken from: http://www.srpskoblago.org/Archives/Decani/exhibits/Menologion/October/CX4K3510.html)
An excerpt from today's Prologue by St. Nikolai (http://www.westsrbdio.org/prolog/prolog.htm):
The martyrdom of Sts. Sergios and Baccus (http://pravicon.com/images/sv/s0338/s0338007.jpg)
(taken from: http://www.christopherklitou.com/saints_7th_october.htm)
Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone
Thy Martyrs, O Lord, in their courageous contest for Thee received as the prize the crowns of incorruption and life from Thee, our immortal God. For since they possessed Thy strength, they cast down the tyrants and wholly destroyed the demons' strengthless presumption. O Christ God, by their prayers, save our souls, since Thou art merciful.
Kontakion in the Third Tone
As we gather, let us crown with sacred hymns of laudation those two brethren in the Faith, the great and valorous martyrs: Sergius was the Triune Godhead's most steadfast warrior; and with him, wise Bacchus manfully suffered torments; and they both confessed Christ Saviour as God, the Maker and sacred Trainer of all.
(taken from: http://goarch.org/chapel/saints_view?contentid=231)
May Sts. Sergios and Baccus intercede for us all!
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!