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1 Thessalonians 1:1-5

1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; 3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; 4 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God. 5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

Luke 11:29-33

29 And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. 30 For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation. 31 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. 32 The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. 33 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.

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Troparion of the Martyrs Tone 8
O holy unmercenaries and wonderworkers, visit our infirmities./ Freely you have received, freely give to us.

Troparion of Ss Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad Tone 4
Treasures of the legacy of Brychan,/ noble ascetics and teachers of the Orthodox Faith,/ O pious Pabiali, Cledwyn and Dingad,/ who make this day illustrious with your memory:/ cease not in your intercessions before the Throne of Grace/ that Christ our God will be gracious to us/ and show us great mercy.

Troparion of St Ceitho Tone 8
As God's earthly house is the very Gate of Heaven/ O holy Ceitho, in thy foundation thou didst open to men the way of salvation./ Wherefore, O Saint, pray that we, entering this holy temple,/ may worthily stand before God and implore Him to grant mercy to our souls.

Troparion of St Cadfan Tone 8
Leaving thy native Brittany for the love of Christ, O Father Cadfan,/ thou dost teach us not to love places or things more than Him./ Wherefore, O holy one, intercede for us/ that we may be faithful to our calling and found worthy of great mercy.

Kontakion of the Martyrs Tone 2
You have received the grace of healing:/ give health and strength to the needy,/ O glorious and wonderworking physicians./ Through your care for us subdue our enemies/ and heal the world through your wonderworking.