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

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Holy Penitent Pelagia

St. Nonnus praying to God for St. Pelagia's conversion.

Today we celebrate the Holy Penitent Pelagia of Antioch. I wrote of her life here.

Troparion, Tone 8: The divine image was faithfully preserved in thee, O Mother, for taking the cross thou didst follow Christ. By thy deeds thou hast taught us to see beyond flesh, which passes, and care for the soul, a thing immortal. And so, O Venerable Mother Pelagia, thy spirit rejoices with the angels.

Kontakion, Tone 2: For the love of the Lord, O Venerable Mother, thou didst scorn the desire for rest and enlightened thy soul through fasting, for thou hast mightily conquered the beasts. Through thy prayers thwart the rage of fiends.