April 22

Our venerable father Theodore the Sykiot in the neighborhood of Sykeon in Galatia, bishop and hegumen. Seized by a love of solitude from childhood, he chose an austere sort of life. Having reluctantly been consecrated bishop of Anastasiopolis, he begged the Patriarch of Constantinople for a long time that he might return to his former retreat. (c. 613)

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the April Menaion

Troparion,  Tone 2. Having followed the path of the holy from your youth, * you became a vessel full of graces. * You graced the world with miracles, O priestly Theodore, * and you cast out many devils. * Now pray to the Lord for all of us.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 3.  Ascending by virtue as if in a chariot of fire, * you took up your abode in heaven, O God-bearing one. * You lived on earth like an angel in the flesh, * and now you sing praises with the angels in heaven. * You became a heavenly fount of miracles, O Theodore.

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!