Menaion

March 1

The venerable martyr Eudoxia. Having lived a profligate younger life, she was converted and baptized by bishop Theodotus. She was arrested and beheaded for the faith under the emperor Trajan. (2nd century)

"Eudoxia" is pronounced EV-doh-KEE-ah.

At Vespers

music (samohlasen)

At "O Lord, I have cried", there are three stichera for the venerable martyr.

Tone 4, special melody Dal jesi znamenie.  By asceticism and temperance, * you first dominated the passions of the body. * Then, O blessed Eudoxia, by your struggle in martyrdom, * you overthrew the snares of the enemy and triumphed over him. * Thus you were crowned for your double victory by Jesus, * the Lover of us all and Savior of our souls.

Under divine inspiration, * in the furrows of your heart, as in good soil, * you received the seed sown by God. * In truth, you brought forth a hundred-fold harvest through martyrdom, * which you stored in the mystical granaries. * This was done by the power of the Spirit, * who transformed you into something greater by his grace, * O venerable Eudoxia.

By your life-giving intercession, * you raised up the dead, * O illustrious Eudoxia, * who had put to death bodily passions by the labors of temperance. * Now you dwell in heaven with the martyrs, * having completed the course as an athlete * through the help of the Spirit. * You ceaselessly intercede for the faithful who exalt you.

Glory, now and ever – Theotokion, or Stavrotheotokion

Troparion, Tone 8.  You bound your soul to love of Christ by purity of heart, * and you spurned perishable things as a disciple of the Word. * You brought your senses under control by fasting, * and then you shamed the enemy by enduring martyrdom. * Because of this, Christ gave you a double crown, O glorious Eudoxia; * therefore beg him to save our souls, O venerable martyr.


At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the March Menaion

Troparion, Tone 8.  You bound your soul to love of Christ by purity of heart, * and you spurned perishable things as a disciple of the Word. * You brought your senses under control by fasting, * and then you shamed the enemy by enduring martyrdom. * Because of this, Christ gave you a double crown, O glorious Eudoxia; * therefore beg him to save our souls, O venerable martyr.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 4.  You fought a good fight by your suffering, * and you sanctify us after your death by miracles. * We come with joy to your heavenly Church to celebrate. * We beg you to deliver us from spiritual afflictions * and to grace us with your miracles, * O venerable Eudoxia.

Prokeimenon, Tone 4 (Ps. 67:36,27). God is wondrous in his saints, the God of Israel.
V. In the churches bless God; from Israel's wellsprings bless the Lord.

Epistle:  (of the day)

Alleluia, Tone 1 (Ps. 39:2,3). Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
V. I have waited, waited for the Lord, and he stooped toward me and heard my cry.

Gospel: (of the day)

Communion Hymn (Ps. 32:1). Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous ones; praise from the upright is fitting. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!