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Ephesians 1:16-23

     Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Luke 12:32-40

     Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

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Troparion of the Holy Martyrs    Tone 3
With garlands and chants let us adorn the six Martyrs,/ Thyrsus, Philemon, steadfast Apollonius, Arrian, Callinicus and  glorious Leucius;/ for they destroyed the enemy/ and are pillars of godliness./ And they shine on all the world with rays of heavenly grace.

Troparion of Ss Fingar and Phiala    Tone 4
Heeding Patrick's preaching you accepted Christ as God and Saviour/ earning the wrath of your pagan father, O blessed Fingar and Phiala./ Preferring the treasures of asceticism and rejecting a kingly heritage,/ together with seven bishops and a godly host,/ you were found  worthy of the crown of martyrdom./ Therefore, we pray you to intercede with Christ our God for us/ that we may live only for Him and be found worthy of His great mercy.

Kontakion of the Holy Martyrs    Tone 4

Let us gather today/ and praise the Church's luminaries,/ acclaiming them as the trophy-bearers of Christ our God.

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Troparion    Tone 2

Thou didst justify the Forefathers by faith,/ when of old through them Thou didst betroth Thyself to the Church of the nations./ The Saints rejoice in the glorious fruit of their seed,/ even in her who bore Thee seedlessly./ By their prayers, O Christ our God, save our souls.

Kontakion    Tone 2
An image made with hands you would not worship, O thrice blessed three;/ but protected by the ineffable Essence you were glorified in  your ordeal by fire./ From the midst of the devouring flames you called upon God, crying:/ Hasten, O compassionate One,/ in Thy mercy come to our aid,/ for if Thou willest Thou canst.