O Thou Creator of the whole universe, Who didst appoint times by Thine own power, bless the crown of this year with Thy goodness, O Lord. Preserve in safety Thy kings and Thy city, by the intercessions of the Theotokos, save us. (Apolytikion in Tone 2)
Alexander, Paul the New, and John, Patriarchs of Constantinople; Martyrs Phantinos of Calabria and Januarios; Repose of Venerable Alexander of Svir; translation of the relics of Alexander Nevsky, prince of Novgorod; Cyril and Makarios, patriarchs of Serbia
Thought for the Day
"The more I bow before the icon of Christ, or the Theotokos or of any patron saint, it means that I am ready to humble myself and liberate myself and free myself from all evil actions, thoughts and behaviors." -- His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH
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