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Saints

Commemorated on January 12th

Holy Martyr Tatiana

Christ

St Tatiana was the daughter of a most distinguished consul of Rome. She became a deaconess of the Church, and for her confession of the Faith of Christ, she endured many torments; as she was suffering, Angels punished her tormentors with the same torments they inflicted on her, until they cried out that they could no longer endure the scourges invisibly brought upon them. She was beheaded during the reign of Alexander Severus (222-235 AD).

Dismissal Hymn (Fourth Tone)

Joseph was amazed

Lord Jesus, to You Your lamb cries with a great voice, O my Bridegroom, You I love; and seeking You, I now contest, and with Your baptism am crucified and buried. I suffer for Your sake, that I may reign with You; for Your sake I die, that I may live in You; accept me offered out of longing to You as a spotless sacrifice. Lord, save our souls through her intercessions, since You are great in mercy.

Kontakion (Fourth Tone)

On this day You have appeared

You shined resplendently, Martyr Tatiana, in yout sacred sufferings and in the crimson of your blood, soaring to Heaven like a fair dove; hence, ever pray Christ for all them that honour you.