Orthros on Monday of Bright (Renewal) Week Transfer of the Commemoration of Great-martyr George the Trophy-Bearer



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Today in the Holy Orthodox Church, we commemorate the holy and glorious Great-Martyr George the Trophy-bearer.
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George, the cutter-down of all his foes in battles, is gladly cut down of his foes by beheading.

On the twenty-third, George’s neck was seized by the brazen blade.
George was born in Cappadocia the son of wealthy and virtuous parents. His father suffered for Christ and his mother then moved to Palestine. When George grew up, he entered the military, where in his twentieth year, attained the rank of a Tribune and was in the service of the Emperor Diocletian. The most famous George’s miracles are depicted in iconography. Near Mount Lebanon was a large lake, inhabited by an enormous dragon-like serpent. Coming out of the lake, it devoured people, and the breath from its nostrils poisoned the air. George rode up on his horse with spear in hand, and signed himself with the Sign of the Cross. He rushed at the serpent saying, “In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” George pierced the throat of the serpent with his spear and trampled it with his horse. Twenty-five thousand men, not counting women and children, were then baptized. Diocletian eventually had George and his wife, Alexandra, beheaded in 303 A.D. Though he was a talented officer who amazed the world by his military exploits, George is known as the Victory-bearer, or Trophy-bearer, not only for his military achievements, but for successfully enduring martyrdom.
IN THAT WE HAVE BEHELD

Reader: In that we have beheld the Resurrection of Christ, let us bow down before the Holy Lord Jesus, the only sinless One. Thy Cross do we adore, O Christ, and Thy Holy Resurrection we praise and glorify: for Thou art our God, and we know none other beside Thee; we call upon Thy Name. O come, all ye faithful, let us adore Christ’s Holy Resurrection. For lo, through the Cross is joy come into all the world. Ever blessing the Lord, let us sing His Resurrection: for in that He endured the Cross for us, He hath destroyed Death by death. (THRICE)


Jesus is risen from the tomb, as He foretold, and hath bestowed life eternal upon us, and great mercy.

The Paschal Canon IN Tone ONE


Seventh Ode

The only blest and most glorious God of our Fathers, Who hath redeemed the Children from the furnace, is become man, and as a mortal doth suffer, and through suffering doth clothe mortality with the grace of incorruption.


Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord!

The godly-wise women followed after Thee in haste with sweet-smelling myrrh. But Him Whom they sought with tears as dead, they joyfully adored as the living God, and announced unto Thy disciples, O Christ, the glad tidings of the mystical Pascha.



Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord!

We celebrate the death of death, the destruction of Hades, the beginning of an everlasting life. And with leaps of joy we praise the Cause thereof, the only blest and most glorious God of our Fathers.


Glory to Thy Holy Resurrection, O Lord!

Truly sacred and supremely festive is this saving night, radiant with light, the forerunner of the bright beaming Day of the Resurrection, whereon the Timeless Light in bodily form shone from the grave for all.



The ST. GEORGE Canon IN Tone TWO


Seventh Ode

Saint of God, intercede for us!

I long to hymn thy wondrous deeds, but I draw back time and again; for whenever I would reckon them up, they are found to be above the sands in multitude; receive then this short refrain of mine, O athlete.


Saint of God, intercede for us!

There is truly neither land nor sea, neither city nor wilderness, O Martyr, wherein the flooding rivers of thy miracles do not exceedingly overflow; for thy wondrous name is celebrated in song through all the earth.



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