Monday, January 21, 2008

From the Menaion - 21 January


On 21 January, we commemorate our venerable father Maximos the Confessor.

They cut off your hand and your tongue as well, O Maximos. But you allowed yourself to be pruned; and the heavenly Father graciously received your spirit when, on the twenty-first, fate closed your eyes.

On the same day, we commemorate the holy martyr Neophytos.

The lance uprooted from the earth a beautiful young plant, Neophytos, and offshoot of the new Tree of Life.

By the prayers of Your Saints, O Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

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