Wednesday, April 12, 2006

We have a name!

By the grace of God, with the blessing of Archbishop Dmitri of Dallas and the South, we've been given a name:
Saint Matthew the Apostle Orthodox Mission
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

(icon available from the Convent of St. Elizabeth in Etna, California)

Troparion (Tone 3)

With zeal, you followed Christ the Master,

who in His goodness, appeared on earth to mankind.

Summoning you from the custom house,

He revealed you as a chosen apostle:

the proclaimer of the the Gospel to the whole world!

Therefore, divinely eloquent Matthew,

we honor your precious memory!

Entreat merciful God that He may grant our souls remission of transgressions.