Tuesday, January 15, 2008

From the Menaion - 15 January


On 15 January, we commemorate our venerable father Paul of Thebes.

Although the gates of Thebes were wondrous things, even more wondrous is the illustrious saint Paul. On the fifteenth, this son of the Thebaid took flight to Heaven through the gate of life.

On the same day, we commemorate our venerable father John, poor for Christ, the so-called Hut-Dweller.

Leaving his earthly hut, the man who from his youth had fled the most precious bonds of the world, build his more beautiful hut in Heaven. On the fifteenth, John exchanged his hut.

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

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