Monday, July 22, 2013
The Holy Penitent and Inspiration for Conversions Today
Feast of the Holy Penitent, Myrrhbearer, and Equal-to-the-Apostles Mary Magdalene
Troparion, Tone 1
By keeping His commandments and laws, holy Mary Magdalene, / you followed Christ, Who for our sake was born of the Virgin, / and in celebrating your most holy memory today, / we receive forgiveness of sins by your prayers.
Kontakion, Tone 3
Standing before the Cross of the Savior, / Suffering with the Mother of the Lord, / The most glorious Mary Magdalene offered praise with tears. / She cried out: What is this strange wonder? / He who holds the whole creation in His hand chooses to suffer: / Glory, O Lord to Your power!