Friday, May 3, 2013
For the Sake of Each Other Until the End
Today we celebrate the Holy Martyrs Timothy and Maura. A married couple, they were crucified facing each other on the same cross in 286. They remained on the cross for 9 days strengthening each other in the Faith by their mutual self-sacrifice to God for the sake of each other unto the sacrifice of martyrdom.
Troparion, Tone 2: O passion-bearers of the Lord! Blessed is the earth that drank your blood and the churches that received your bodies; for at the tribunal your vanquished the enemy and courageously preached Christ. Implore Him, Who is all-good, to save our souls.
Kontakion, Tone 2: Appearing as radiant lights, O godly martyrs, you illumine all creation with the brightness of your miracles, healing infirmities, always dispelling deep darkness, and praying unceasingly to Christ Our God for all of us.