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.