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Galatians 1:3-10

     Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Luke 9:37-43

     And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the hill, much people met him. And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child. And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth from him. And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not. And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither. And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father. And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples,
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Troparion of the Mother of God    Tone 4

Today is the prelude of God's goodwill/ and the prophecy of the salvation of men./ The Virgin appears openly in the temple of God/ and foretells Christ to all./ So let us cry to her with loud voices:/ Rejoice, thou who art the fulfillment/ of the Creator's providence.

Troparion of St Amphilochius    Tone 4
In thy purity/ thou wast filled with the light of wisdom/ and didst illumine the world with Orthodox doctrine;/ for thou didst preach the consubstantial nature of the Trinity and refute heresy./ Wherefore Christ has glorified thee, O Hierarch Amphilochius.

Troparion of St Gregory of Agrigentum    Tone 1

O Gregory, thou wast diligent in thy Master's commandments/ even from thy swaddling bands./ Thou wast filled with heavenly gifts/ and dost lead to verdant pastures those who cry to thee:/ Glory to Him Who has strengthened thee; glory to Him Who has crowned thee;/ glory to Him Who through thee grants healings to all.

Troparion of St Metrophan    Tone 4
O humble Father Metrophan, thou wast a rule of faith/ and an icon of meekness in word and life for thy flock./ In sanctity thou didst shine more brilliantly than the sun/ and wast crowned with incorruption and glory./ Pray to Christ our God to preserve thy city and all Orthodox Christians.

Troparion of St Polin    Tone 8
Thou wast a worthy shepherd of thy flock, O Father Polin,/ bringing many to Christ by thy preaching./ As from Whitland's monastery the pure light of thy piety shone forth,/ pray that we too may be true lights in a world of darkness/ and may thereby attain eternal salvation.

Kontakion of the Feast    Tone 4
The most pure Temple of the Saviour,/ the most precious bridal chamber and Virgin,/ the sacred treasury of the glories of God,/ today enters into the house of the Lord,/ bringing with her the grace that is the Divine Spirit./ And the Angels of God sing of her:/ This is the heavenly tabernacle.

Kontakion of St Amphilochius    Tone 2
Holy thunder, spiritual trumpet/ nurse of the faithful and axe of heresy,/ Amphilochius servant of the Trinity,/ as thou dost stand with the Angels in God's presence/ pray unceasingly for us all.

Kontakion of St Gregory of Agrigentum    Tone 4
With the brilliant rays of the Holy Spirit/ the Church enlightens the way of those who celebrate thy joyful repose,/ O righteous, blessed Father Gregory.

Kontakion of St Metrophan    Tone 8

Thou didst subject thy body to thy spirit by fasting and didst make thy soul equal to the Angels./ The episcopacy crowned thy priesthood and now thou dost stand before the Master of all./ Blessed Metrophan, pray to Him to grant us peace and to save our souls.