O Lord Thou shalt open my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Lord Giveth and The Lord Taketh Away...

Today we celebrate St. Job the Righteous and Long-Suffering, who teaches us that all suffering and all blessings are from the Lord and teaches us by example to endure suffering and offer it to the Lord as a penance and the Lord will take care of us in turn.

Troparion, Tone 1: As an indestructible pillar of courage, / you repulsed the attacks of Belial and remained unmoved in temptation. / Therefore, O wise Job, / the Church praises you as a model of endurance and an example of virtue; / and she is made radiant by your great deeds.

Kontakion, Tone 8: You were true and just, pious, blameless and holy, O glorious servant of God. / You enlightened the world by your perseverance, much-afflicted Job. / Therefore, we all honor and praise your divinely-wise memory.