Thursday, February 3, 2011

Venerable Maximus the Confessor

Troparion, Tone VIII
O instructor of Orthodoxy, teacher of piety and purity,/ beacon for the whole world, divinely inspired adornment of monastics./ O most wise Maximus by thy doctrines thou hast illumined all.// O harp of the Spirit, entreat Christ God that our souls be saved.

Kontakion of the Venerable One, Tone VIII, "To thee the Champion Leader" —
With fitting hymns, O ye faithful, let us honor the great Maximus,/ the lover of the Trinity, who manifestly teacheth us the divine Faith,/ to worship Christ in two natures, volitions and activities;// and let us cry aloud: Rejoice, O preacher of the faith!

And this Kontakion, Tone VI, "When Thou hadst fulfilled Thy dispensation"
The thrice-radiant light which abode in thy soul showed thee forth as a chosen vessel, O most blessed one,/ revealing things divine to the ends of the earth./ O blessed Maximus, recount understandings of things hard to comprehend// and manifestly preach to all the transcendent and unoriginate Trinity!

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