Wednesday, November 11, 2015

"Let us gather to praise the ever-memorable Menas..."

St. Menas the Great Martyr and Wonderworker (source)
Let us gather to praise the ever-memorable Menas, the brave servant of Christ, O faithful, with martyrical praises and spiritual odes. For he set to battle invisible enemies, and lawfully struggled, having rightly received the trophy of victory. And now, he dances in the heavens with the indissoluble choir of the Angels, entreating for peace to the world, and the great mercy.
-Doxastikon of the Praises in the First Tone, by Anatolios.

You were seen as bread, baked by the flames that touched you, offered as a spotless sacrifice, perfect as an offering, and as a spiritual whole-burnt offering, pouring forth divine fragrance, which was smelled by God, O healer of God Menas.
-Troparion from the Canon of St. Menas, Ode VIII.

(amateur translation of text from source)
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

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