Friday, February 08, 2008

From the Menaion - 8 February


On 8 February, we commemorate the holy and illustrious great-martyr Theodore, General of the Armies.

Having reached the rank of general, Theodore now reviews the ranks of the divine armies in Heaven. Sacrificing glory and its illusion for the sake of Christ, he bent his neck to the sword on the eighth in his great love for God.

On the same day, we commemorate the holy prophet Zechariah.

The angels were seen as steeds by your eyes, O Zechariah, and through them you mounted up to Heaven.

By the prayers of Your saints, O Christ our God, take pity on us and save us. Amen.

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