Monday, January 14, 2008

From the Menaion - 14 January


On 14 January, we commemorate the holy monks martyred on Mount Sinai.

Although the swords committed this multiple crime, had not the Fathers already killed all passion? These lovers of virtue earned their reward on the fourteenth of January.

On this same day, we commemorate the 33 Fathers slaughtered in Raitho.

As Rachel wept for her children, who are no more, so Raitho wept for the Fathers taken by the sword.

On the same day, we commemorate our venerable father Theodulos, the son of Nilos the Wise.

Theodulos followed the path of the virtues; sure of his father, he followed in his footsteps.

Through their holy prayers, O our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

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