The Twenty-Seventh Day of the Month of February
Ven. Procopius the Confessor, of Decapolis (8th cen.)
St. Titus, presbyter of the Kiev Caves (1190)
St. Thelalaeus, hermit of Syria (490)
Martyr Gelasius the Actor of Heliopolis (297)
St. Stephen , monk of Constantinople (614)
St. Titus the Soldier, of the Kiev Caves
St. Scelepius, monk
St. James, monk
St. Timothy of Caesarea, monk
Repose of Archimandrite Photius of the Novgorod Yuriev Manastery (1838)
Repose of Monk Anthony of Valaam (1848)
OCA Cal.: St. Raphael of Brooklyn, Good Shepherd of the Lost Sheep in America (1915)
Troparion of St. Procopios Tone 1
Thou didst advance in asceticism, O Father Procopios,/ and go from strength to strength./ By worshipping the icon of Christ thou didst share the lot of the Martyrs;/ with them ever intercede for those who cry to thee:/ Glory to Him Who has strengthened thee; glory to Him Who has crowned thee;/ glory to Him Who through thee works healings for all.
Your proclamation has gone forth throughout North America,
calling the scattered sheep into the unity of the church.
hearing your voice, they responded to your teaching,
and through your writings you instructed them in piety.
now guided by your example, O Father Raphael,
we sing hymns of praise unto Christ our God.
Glory to Him Who gave you strength!
Glory to Him Who granted you a crown!
Glory to Him Who, through you, grants healing to all!
Kontakion of St. Procopios Tone 4
Today the Church obtains in thee a morning star,/ and by honouring thee dispels the darkness of heresy,/ O glorious Procopios, initiate of heaven.
You were a guardian and a defender of the church's teaching,
you protected your flock from false doctrines and confirmed them in the true faith.
O Holy Father Raphael, son of Syria and glory of North America,
always intercede before the Lord that our souls may be saved.
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