April 2

Our venerable father Titus the Wonderworker. At a young age, he left the world and took the angelic habit. He was famous among his brethren for his heroic humility and obedience. During the iconoclast heresy, he was a noble defender of the Orthodox faith. Because of these things, God endowed him with the ability to work wonders, both during his life and after his death. (9th century)

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the April Menaion

Troparion,  Tone 8. In you, O father, the divine image was strictly preserved; * taking up your cross, you followed Christ. * You taught us by example how to spurn the flesh, for it passes away, * and how to care for the soul, which is immortal. * Therefore, O venerable Titus, your souls rejoices with the angels.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 4.  You passed your life in silence and drew near to God, * O venerable and miracle-working father Titus.

Prokeimenon, Tone 7 (Ps. 115:6,3). Precious in the eyes of the Lord * is the death of his faithful.
V. What can I return to the Lord for all he has given me?

Epistle:  (of the day)

Alleluia, Tone 6 (Ps. 111:1,2). Alleuia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
V. Happy the man who fears the Lord and greatly delights in his command.
V. His posterity will be mighty upon the earth.

Gospel: (of the day)

Communion Hymn (Ps. 111:6,7). The just man will be remembered forever; evil news he will not fear. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!