Skip to comments.Feast of Saint Patrick, the Enlightener of Ireland
Posted on 03/16/2009 5:01:47 PM PDT by Kolokotronis
Apolytikion in the Third Tone
O Holy Hierarch, equal of the Apostles, Saint Patrick, wonderworker and enlightener of Ireland: Intercede with the merciful God that He grant unto our souls forgiveness of offences.
Kontakion in the Fourth Tone
The Master revealed thee as a skillful fisher of men; and casting forth nets of Gospel preaching, thou drewest up the heathen to piety. Those who were the children of idolatrous darkness thou didst render sons of day through holy Baptism. O Patrick, intercede for us who honour thy memory.
A Hymn of Praise to Our Saint
All praise to Saint Patrick, who brought to our mountains The gift of God's faith, the sweet light of His love. All praise to the Shepherd who showed us the fountains That rise in the Heart of the Saviour above. For hundreds of years, In smiles and in tears, Our Saint hath been with us, our shield and our stay; All else may have gone, Saint Patrick alone. He hath been to us light, when earth's lights were all set, For the glories of faith they can never decay, And the best of our glories is bright with us yet, in the faith and the feast of Saint Patrick's day.
There is not a Saint in the bright courts of heaven, More faithful than he to the land of his choice; Oh well may the nation to whom he was given, In the feast of their Sire and apostle rejoice. In Glory above True to his love, He keeps the false faith from his children away. The dark false faith Far worse than death. Oh he drives it far off from the green sunny shore, Like the reptiles that fled from his curse in dismay, And Erin when error's proud triumph is o'er, Will still be found keeping Saint Patrick's day.
Then what shall we do for the heaven sent father? What shall the proof of our loyalty be? By all that is dear to our hearts we would rather Be martyred sweet Saint, than bring shame upon thee. But oh, he will take The promise we make, So to live that our lives by God's help, may display The light that he bore To Erin's shore. Oh Yes Father of Ireland! no child wilt thou own Whose life is not lighted by grace on its way; For they are true Irish, ah yes, they alone, Whose hearts are all true on Saint Patrick's day.
St. Paddy’s ping!
(*No bells on the thurible...)
(*No bells on the thurible...)”
It doesn’t count without bells, ya know!
And I will probably be asked to be Thurifer: *\;-) ----------()<|
The Archbishop has given a special dispensation for us Orthodox Christians on Tuesday to enjoy a CB on rye w/mustard, a pint ‘o Guinness ,and a wee dram of Jamesons.
;) ;) ;)
He converted the people of the Decies, an ancient principality of southern Ireland, to Christianity. There he founded the monastic settlement of Ardmore. Although Ardmore is no longer the seat of a diocese, the local Catholic parish bears Declan's name. His Life is preserved in both a Latin and Irish version; the latter was translated into English by Rev. P. Power in 1914.
There was much controversy involving which Saint was to become the Patron Saint of Ireland. Since St. Patrick was not of Irish heritage many of the Irish people believed that St. Declan should instead become the country's Patron Saint.
I guess St Patrick had the better publicist.
Well, we all had an Orthodox St. David’s day (Enlightener of Wales) on March 1, and we’ll have an Orthodox St. Patrick’s day tomorrow.
You gotta love those Western Orthodox saints (including my own patron saint)!!!!
But my other favorite saint, whom I pray to daily, is St. Sava of Serbia, whom I believe prayed me into Orthodoxy. So I get the best of both East and West.
“The Archbishop has given a special dispensation for us Orthodox Christians on Tuesday to enjoy a CB on rye w/mustard, a pint o Guinness ,and a wee dram of Jamesons.
;) ;) ;)”
Up here we figure the local RC Ordinary has jurisdiction and we all know the Latins don’t fast on +Patrick’s Day...so its corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and Guinness tomorrow night. I think the priest and family are coming over! :)
San Saba is popular in Spain and Mexico, why I don’t know. I’ll have to look it up!
I guess I’d better get batty Pat some macaroni and cheese tomorrow.
Saint Patrick's example is a good one for all of us to remember.
I celebrate St. Palladius, the real first Bishop of the Irish Christians.
Happy St Paldy's!
So there! :)
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