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1 Corinthians 15:29-38

     Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead? And why stand we in jeopardy every hour? I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die. Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame. But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.

Matthew 21:23-27

     And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority? And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things. The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him? But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet. And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

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Troparion of St Callinicos    Tone 3
O Callinicos, thou didst receive a worthy crown and prize/ for thy victory over tyrants,/ for thou didst finish thy course and wast glorified as a noble athlete./ O glorious Martyr,/ entreat Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.

Troparion of St Theodota    Tone 1
O godly-minded Theodota, thou didst offer thy holy children to God as choice gifts./ Together with them thou didst nobly contend and struggle./ Intercede with Christ our God for us/ that He grant us all forgiveness and correction of life.
Troparion of St Sulian    Tone 5
O fervent St Sulian,/ thou didst persevere, overcoming all obstacles,/ and thy life as a monk was radiant./ Thou didst work miracles/ when living in thy monastery,/ and wonders shone forth from thy tomb./ We praise thee, holy Abbot Sulian.

Kontakion of St Callinicos    Tone 2
Thou hast rightly inherited the joyful dwellings on high,/ for thou wast aflame with love for Christ, O Callinicos./ Therefore thou didst bravely endure the fire./ As thou dost stand in God's presence intercede for us all.

Kontakion of St Theodota    Tone 4
Today holy Theodota rejoices as a mother over her children/ and we praise her noble contest./ We magnify Christ our God Who has given her a crown of victory.