Tuesday, January 22, 2008

From the Menaion - 22 January


On 22 January, we commemorate the holy apostle Timothy, disciple of the holy apostle Paul.

Desiring a crown, the fervent Timothy dyes the earth with his own blood under the blows of a club. Joined to the Lord, the compassionate God, his soul went up to Heaven on the twenty-second.

On the same day, we commemorate the holy martyred monk Anastasios the Persian.

When the rope was placed around his neck, Anastasios the Persian seemed to be wearing a necklace of inestimable worth. Anastasios endured the rope for the God of tenderness and mercy on the twenty-second.

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

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