The Twenty-First Day of the Month of November
The Presentation or Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple
Heb ix.1-7. St. Luke x.38-42, xi.27,28.
St. Yaropolk-Peter, prince of Vladimir in Volhynia (11th cen.)
St. Colombanus of Ireland, abbot and founder of Luxeuil Abbey in France
St. Columban of Bobbio
Troparion of the Mother of God Tone 4
Today is the prelude of God's goodwill/ and the prophecy of the salvation of men./ The Virgin appears openly in the temple of God/ and foretells Christ to all./ So let us cry to her with loud voices:/ Rejoice, thou who art the fulfillment/ of the Creator's providence.
Troparion of St. Columban of Bobbio Tone 8
Rome was shocked by the severity of thy Rule, O Father Columban,/ but never daunted thou didst not waver in thy condemnation of spiritual and moral laxity./ Standing firmly in the tradition of the fathers of the Thebaid, thou art a tower of strength to us sinners,/ wherefore O Saint, do thou entreat Christ our God that He will grant mercy to our souls.
Troparion of St. Digain Tone 8
O son of Constantine and servant of God, Righteous Digain,/ thou dost teach us by thy example that no man is too mighty to humbly serve Christ and labour for His Holy Church./ Therefore, O holy one, pray to God for us that He will grant us the grace of humility,/ the joy of service and salvation for our souls.
Kontakion of the Mother of God Tone 4
The most pure Temple of the Saviour,/ the most precious bridal chamber and Virgin,/ the sacred treasury of the glories of God,/ today enters into the house of the Lord,/ bringing with her the grace that is the Divine Spirit./ And the Angels of God sing of her:/ This is the heavenly tabernacle.
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