Feast Day: December 30th


The Life of Saint Gideon: One of his favourite occupations was to read the Lives of the Holy Martyrs, finding in them models of renunciation for the love of Christ…

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One of his favourite occupations was to read the Lives of the Holy Martyrs.

Prayers

Apolytikion: Equal in honour to the Venerables, and a communicant with the Champions, and divine boast of Karakallou Monastery, you were shone O blessed one, you struggled strongly, and deposed the enemy, therefore O Venerable Martyr Gideon, you were glorified, intercede for us all of us who praise you.

Kontakion: Beforehand in asceticism, you excelled divinely-minded one, and later in the contest, you were glorified in a divinely-marvelous manner; persevering in unendurable pain, you shamed, the methods of the enemy to the end; for this we honor you, glorious Venerable Martyr Gideon.

Megalynarion: Rejoice imitator of the Venerables, rejoice member and zealot of the Martyrs, for you observed both eminently, being a Venerable Martyr, divinely-inspired Gideon.


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