Saturday, February 11, 2012

Vlassios the Holy Martyr of Sebaste

February 11

Saint Vlassios was Bishop of Sebaste. Divine grace, through which he healed the diseases of men and beasts, and especially of infants, made his name famous. He contested for the Faith under Licinius in the year 316. Saint Vlassios is invoked for the healing of throat ailments.

Apolytikion in the Plagal of the First Tone
As a sharer of the ways and a successor to the throne of the Apostles, O inspired of God, thou foundest discipline to be a means of ascent to divine vision. Wherefore, having rightly divided the word of truth, thou didst also contest for the Faith even unto blood, O Hieromartyr Vlassios. Intercede with Christ our God that our souls be saved.

Kontakion in the Second Tone
O unfading bloom, thou godly shoot and fruitful branch of Christ God the Vine, O holy and God-bearing Vlassios, do thou fill with thy joy them that with faith observe thy memorial; and unceasingly intercede with Christ our Redeemer that we all be saved.


SAINT OR FEAST POSTED THIS DATE 2010(with 2009's link here also and further, 2008's, even 2007!

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