synaxis

Today, the day after the Holy Epiphany of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, the Orthodox Church celebrates the Synaxis of the Holy Prophet and Forerunner, John the Baptist. A blessed name day to all who celebrate today and may the blessing of the Holy Forerunner be with all + #epiphany #epiphania #saint #saintjohn #john #baptist #baptism #johnthebaptist #forerunner #synaxis

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We pray for the safekeeping of this holy church 

and this city, and of all cities and towns 

from pestilence, famine, earthquake, flood, fire and the sword, 

from invasion of enemies, civil war, and unforeseen death; 

and that our good God, who loveth mankind, 

will be graciously favourable and easily entreated, 

and will turn away from us all the wrath stirred up against us, 

and deliver us from all his righteous chastisement 

which impendeth against us, and have mercy on us. 

–MELKITE APPEAL FOR PRAYER FOR ARAB COUNTRIES

Today we celebrate the Synaxis of the Holy Seventy Apostles of Christ: St James the Brother of the Lord (October 23); Mark the Evangelist (April 25); Luke the Evangelist (October 18); Cleopas (October 30), brother of St Joseph the Betrothed, and Simeon his son (April 27); Barnabas (June 11); Joses, or Joseph, named Barsabas or Justus (October 30); Thaddeus (August 21); Ananias (October 1); Protomartyr Stephen the Archdeacon (December 27); Philip the Deacon (October 11); Prochorus the Deacon (28 July); Nicanor the Deacon (July 28 and December 28); Timon the Deacon (July 28 and December 30); Parmenas the Deacon (July 28); Timothy (January 22); Titus (August 25); Philemon (November 22 and February 19); Onesimus (February 15); Epaphras and Archippus (November 22 and February 19); Silas, Silvanus, Crescens or Criscus (July 30); Crispus and Epaenetos (July 30); Andronicus (May 17 and July 30); Stachys, Amplias, Urban, Narcissus, Apelles (October 31); Aristobulus (October 31 and March 16); Herodion or Rodion (April 8 and November 10); Agabus, Rufus, Asyncritus, Phlegon (April 8); Hermas (November 5, November 30 and May 31); Patrobas (November 5); Hermes (April 8); Linus, Gaius, Philologus (November 5); Lucius (September 10); Jason (April 28); Sosipater (April 28 and November 10); Olympas or Olympanus (November 10 ); Tertius (October 30 and November 10); Erastos (November 30), Quartus (November 10); Euodius (September 7); Onesiphorus (September 7 and December 8); Clement (November 25); Sosthenes (December 8); Apollos (March 30 and December 8); Tychicus, Epaphroditus (December 8); Carpus (May 26); Quadratus (September 21); Mark (September 27), called John, Zeno (September 27); Aristarchus (April 15 and September 27); Pudens and Trophimus (April 15); Mark nephew of Barnabas, Artemas (October 30); Aquila (July 14); Fortunatus (June 15) and Achaicus (January 4). May they intercede for us always + #seventy #apostles #synaxis #saintoftheday #saint

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Today the Orthodox Church (New Calendar) commemorates the Synaxis of the Holy Archangels!

Supreme Leaders of the Heavenly Hosts, we implore you that by your prayers you will encircle us, unworthy as we are, with the protection of the wings of your immaterial glory and guard us who fall down before you and fervently cry: deliver us from dangers, for you are the commanders of the powers above.

-Troparion of the Feast, Tone 4

Synaxis of African Saints was written by Fr Moses Berry

St. Anthony the Great, pray for us.

St. Athanasius of Alexandria, pray for us.

St. Catherine of Alexandria, pray for us.

St. Cyprian of Carthage, pray for us.

St. Cyril of Alexandria, pray for us.

St. George of Damascus, pray for us.

St. Isidora, Fool for Christ, pray for us.

St. Isidore of Pelusium, pray for us.

St. Macarius the Great of Egypt, pray for us.

St. Mary of Egypt, pray for us.

St. Maurice of the Theban Legion, pray for us.

St. Menas the Martyr and Wonderworker, pray for us.

St. Moses the Black, pray for us.

St. Onuphrius, pray for us.

St. Pachomius the Great, pray for us.

St. Paisius the Great, pray for us.

St. Pambo, pray for us.

St. Patapius of Thebes, pray for us.

St. Perpetua, pray for us.

St. Sarah of the Nile, pray for us.

St. Sisoes The Great, pray for us.

Blessed Thais of Egypt, pray for us.

St. Theodora of Alexandria, pray for us.

All you holy men and women of Africa, beloved by God, PRAY FOR US!

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First of all monks, your name they hail, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Charity has gained such heights for you, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Wonderworker known for favors gained, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Humbly you obeyed with strength and love, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Shield for those who came to seek your aid, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Healer of all ills and guide for souls, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Spring and treasure house of charity, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Ever shining star and lamp of light, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Table of the Law and Gospel book, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Guide of those in doubt and ignorance, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Lamp of those who walk in darkness now, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Light of Holy Mother Church, your merits shines, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Peace for those who dread the enemy, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Gladness for the sad, strength for the tried, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Faithful to your word and ever true, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Sun of monks and nuns and start for all, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

Temple arch who holds the power of God, Great St. Antony, we beg your prayers

V. Pray for us, Great Saint Antony

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ

 Let us Pray:

Father Antony, you equaled Elias in his zeal and followed John the Baptist in his holy way of life. You peopled the wilderness and established the world on the firm foundation of your prayers. Intercede with Christ God that He may save our souls. Amen

Troparion (TONE 4) Melkite Catholic Divine Liturgy for St. Antony

May God, who sees all things, 

and who is the Ruler of all spirits 

and the Lord of all flesh – 

who chose our Lord Jesus Christ and us 

through Him to be a peculiar people – 

grant to every soul 

that calls upon His glorious and holy Name, 

faith, 

fear, 

peace, 

patience, 

long-suffering, 

self-control, 

purity, 

and sobriety, 

to the well-pleasing of His Name, 

through our High Priest and Protector, Jesus Christ, 

by whom be to Him glory, and majesty, and power, and honour, 

both now and for evermore. Amen.

–Clement of Rome, Epistle 1, ch. 58