Hieromartyr Gennaro


Troparion — Tone 3

Consecrated through anointing with oil, / You became pastor for your godly wise people. / You were slain as honorable lamb / And offered to the Word and First Shepherd, / Who was Himself slain as His sheep, / O most laudable Hieromartyrs Januarius  / Beacon for all the world. / Therefore we all honor your holy memory in love, / As you intercede for our souls.

Troparion — Tone 3

Naples has found you a champion in dangers, / O Januarius, our glorious father. / You delivered her from plague, famine and affliction, / And from the fire of Vesuvius. / With faith and love we venerate you and honor your holy relics!

Kontakion — Tone 3

You were adorned with the anointing of the priesthood / And the blood of martyrdom, O glorious Januarius, / And you shine forth everywhere, / Rejoicing in the highest, / Looking down upon us who come to your temple / And cry out unceasingly: / Preserve us all, entreating God who loves mankind!

Kontakion — Tone 4

The Master has given you to Naples, O holy one, / As a precious treasure and fountain of healings. / You are a guardian and protector of the faithful, / And you avert the evils of Vesuvius’ fire. / Therefore we cry to you in faith: / Rejoice, O Januarius, / Our father and protector!

 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

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