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

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Holy Penitent and Inspiration for Conversions Today

22 July
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!