On October 25, Fr. Chris spoke about the story of St. Demetrios, and how we can defeat secularism through the example of the Saint’s faith and commitment to Christ. “We should be like myrrh, an aroma of spiritual fragrance, over the foul odor of evil and sin.”
Apolytikion of Demetrius the Myrrh-streamer in the Third Tone
The world has found in you a great champion in time of peril, as you emerged the victor in routing the barbarians. For as you brought to naught the boasts of Lyaios, imparting courage to Nestor in the stadium, in like manner, holy one, great Martyr Dimitrios, invoke Christ God for us, that He may grant us His great mercy.
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