Saturday, April 12, 2008

Received into Orthodoxy

Today I was received into Orthodoxy via baptism and chrismation; following which, I partook of the Eucharist for the first time.

April 14th will commemorate St. Martin the Confessor, Pope of Rome. St. Martin the Confessor was a contemporary of St. Maximus the Confessor; both of whom suffered on account of their opposition to the Monothelite heresy.

Click on the icon to read more about St. Martin.

Troparion (Tone 3)

You strengthened the Church with true doctrine,
Wise hierarch Martin.
You declared the two natures of Christ,
Putting heresy to shame.
Entreat the Lord to grant us His great mercy.

Kontakion (Tone 8)

High Priest and teacher of the mysteries,
You poured forth streams of doctrine.
You expounded the true doctrine of the two natures and wills of Christ.
Intercede for those who cry: "Rejoice, blessed Father Martin."

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