Thursday, March 17, 2011

Everybody's Irish

Holy Bishop Patrick,
Faithful shepherd of Christ's royal flock,
You filled Ireland with the radiance of the Gospel:
The mighty strength of the Trinity!
Now that you stand before the Savior,
Pray that He may preserve us in faith and love!

From slavery you escaped to freedom in Christ's service:
He sent you to deliver Ireland from the devil's bondage.
You planted the Word of the Gospel in pagan hearts.
In your journeys and hardships you rivaled the Apostle Paul!
Having received the reward for your labors in heaven,
Never cease to pray for the flock you have gathered on earth,
Holy bishop Patrick!

3 comments:

  1. The prayer is beautiful and gives the history of St. Patrick so well. thanks.

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  2. Is there an online source from which you find the troparion for the saint(s) of the day? I would love to have such a resource myself!

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  3. Ana- it depends, I usually start with google- the OCA usually has something (if the saint is pre-1054)- and Melkite Greek Catholics are pretty organized- I am ordering a book from Sophia Press http://www.melkite.org/sophiapress/SophiaPressCatalog.htm
    that should be great

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