May 13

The holy martyr Glyceria at Heraclea in Thrace. She was the daughter of a governor of Rome. After her father’s death left her in poverty, she went to live in Thrace. She was dragged before the local authorities and told to worship the idols. She refused, and was cast into prison. Eventually she was thrown to the lions and gave her life. (141)

At the Divine Liturgy

music - see the May Menaion

Troparion, Tone 4. Your lamb Glyceria, O Jesus, cries out in a loud voice: * I love you, my Bridegroom; I seek you with painful longing. * I am crucified with you; in your baptism, I am buried with you; *I suffer for you that I may reign with you; * and I die for you that I may live with you. * Receive me as a spotless sacrifice immolated with love for you. * By her prayers, O merciful One, save our souls.

Glory – Kontakion, Tone 3.  O Glyceria, you loved the Virgin Mary, Mother of God, * and consecrated your virginity to Christ. * Aflame with love for the Lord, you fought the good fight until death. * For this, O martyed virgin, Christ our God crowns you with a double crown.

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:  (for 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: (for the day)

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