St. John the Baptist Parish, A Parish of the Russian Orthodox Church, Canberra, Australia

11 / 24 September

Canonisation of St. Xenia of St. Petersburg (1978)

Prayer (the Holy Blessed Xenia of Petersburg): O most simple in thy way of life, homeless on earth but an inheritor of the Heavenly Father, blessed wanderer Xenia! Just as earlier those who fell down before the inscription over thy grave, so now we also, hastening to thee, entreat thee to pray that our steps might be directed, according to the word of the Lord, in the doing of His commandments, and that the soul-corrupting lawlessness sowed by the godless might not prevail over our people, but that we all might yet behold the deliverance of thy city and thy beloved Russian land from the present cruel affliction. O thou who didst hide thyself from the wise of this world, but wast known to God, entreat for us humility, a pledge of meekness and love in our hearts, in prayer faith, in repentance hope, in labours firmness, in afflictions the mercy of healing, and the renewal of our whole life, at least from this time forth; so that glorifying thee, with contrition we may confess the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Trinity One in essence and undivided, unto the ages of ages. Amen. Our Holy Mother Theodora; St Paphnutius the Confessor; Our Holy Father Ephrosynus the Cook; The Holy Martyr Ia; The Holy Martyrs Diodore, Didymus and Diomedes;

St. Deinol (Daniel), first bishop of Bangor, Wales (584)

Troparion (tone 4): By thy teaching and pious life thou didst shine forth in the age of Saints, O Hierarch Deinol, and becoming Bangor's first bishop thou wast an instrument of God's grace, leading many to salvation. Pray, O Saint, that we may be led into the Way of Truth that our souls may be saved.

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