04-20Theodore the Trichinas and Anastasios the Patriarch of Antioch
04-22The Holy Hieromartyr Januarius and Those With Him
04-22Theodore of Sykeon and Nathaniel the Apostle
04-23Saint George the Great Martyr & Triumphant
04-24Elizabeth the Wonderworker and Savvas the General of Rome
04-25Saint Mark the Apostle & Evangelist
04-26Basil the Holy Martyr Bishop of Amasea
04-27The Holy Hieromartyr Symeon, Kinsman of the Lord
04-28The Holy Nine Martyrs of Cyzicus
04-29Saints Jason and Sosipater the Apostles of the 70 and their Companions
04-30James the Apostle and brother of St. John the Theologian
05-21Equal of the Apostles and Emperor Constantine with his Mother Helen
Apolytikion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone
He beheld the image of Your Cross in the Heavens and, as Paul, he too did not receive the call from men. Your Apostle among Kings placed the care of the Royal City in Your hands. Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, O only Loving Lord, keep it ever in peace.
The image of God, was faithfully preserved in you, O Mother. For you took up the Cross and followed Christ. By Your actions you taught us to look beyond the flesh for it passes, rather to be concerned about the soul which is immortal. Wherefore, O Holy Macrina, your soul rejoices with the angels.