Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Sts. Kosmas and Damian: "Who would not wonder?"
Sts. Kosmas and Damian the Holy Unmercenaries (source)
Who would not wonder? Who would not glorify? Who would not faithfully hymn the wise and glorious wonders of the Unmercenaries? For also after their holy translation, they grant to those who hasten to them healings richly, and their precious and holy relics pour forth the grace of hearings. O holy Dyad! O precious heads! O wisdom and glory, of the grace granted to you from God! Therefore we sing hymns to the benevolent God, Who showed them to be for healing of souls and bodies.
-Doxastikon of the Orthros Aposticha, in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!