Parton Saints of 2009

Well it is that time of year when The Pious Sodality of Church Ladies chooses your patron saint for the year 2009. Mine is listed below. If you wish to have your own patron for the year go on over to the site and leave a comment. Remember to check back to get your saint.
St Philip the Deacon
Commemorated on October 11th

Pray for deacons

The proposal was acceptable to the whole community, so they chose Stephen, a man filled with faith and the holy Spirit, also Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicholas of Antioch, a convert to Judaism. [Acts 6, 5]

Apolytikion in the Third Tone
O Holy Apostle Philip, intercede with the merciful God that He grant unto our souls forgiveness of offences.

Kontakion in the Fourth Tone
Since thou wast enlightened by the Holy Spirit, thou enlightenest the earth and all its fullness with the beams of thy wise teachings and miracles, Apostle Philip, thou sacred initiate.

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