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Romans 14:6-9

     6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. 7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. 8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live
therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. 9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

Matthew 15:32-39

     32 Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. 33 And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude? 34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes. 35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. 36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full. 38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children. 39 And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.

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Troparion of St Euphemia    Tone 3
O Euphemia, thou didst gladden the Orthodox,/ and put the heretics to shame./ Thou didst confirm the Fathers' teaching at the Fourth Council./ O glorious Martyr,/ entreat Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.

Troparion of St Olga    Tone 1
Thou didst give wings to thy mind with the knowledge of God,/ and soar beyond creatures to God the Creator of all./ And when thou hadst found Him thou wast baptized and reborn./ Thou dost enjoy the Tree of Life, remaining eternally incorrupt, O ever glorious Olga.

Troparion of St Drostan    Tone 2
Abbot of Deer and disciple of Saint Colum Cille,/ who didst kindle Christ's fire in the hearts of thy monks,/ pray for us, O Drostan, to Christ our God,/ that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion of St Euphemia    Tone 6
Thou didst struggle in faith and suffering/ for Christ thy Bridegroom./ Now, through the Mother of God,/ pray that the Orthodox may overthrow heresies, O all-famed Euthemia/ who didst receive and guard the definition/ of the six hundred and thirty Godbearing Fathers.

Kontakion of St Olga    Tone 4
Today let us praise God the Benefactor of all/ Who has glorified the divinely-wise Olga./ And through her prayers may He grant to our souls the forgiveness of our sins.